board·​walk | \ ˈbȯrd-ˌwȯk How to pronounce boardwalk (audio) \

Definition of boardwalk

1 : a walk constructed of planking
2 : a walk constructed along a beach

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Examples of boardwalk in a Sentence

the town's old-fashioned beachfront boardwalk has been a tourist attraction since the 1920s
Recent Examples on the Web Between the kitschy tours and boardwalk fun, Galveston has the finest restaurants and bars to quench those cravings for seafood and other beach eats. Adrianne Reece, Chron, 12 May 2022 Snag the best vantage point via the lower deck of the boardwalk or take the 1.5-mile Brandywine Gorge Loop to see this bridal-veil waterfall from multiple angles. Stephanie Vermillion, Outside Online, 14 Mar. 2022 An examination of the boardwalk’s underbelly by local and state officials in 2019 found some spots where concrete crumbled to the touch. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 30 Nov. 2021 Just days earlier, when Tropical Storm Henri approached Rhode Island Sunday, the storm surge waves were lapping at the edge of the boardwalk, said Vikki Spruill, president and chief executive of the New England Aquarium., 26 Aug. 2021 The temporary closure begins on Monday to allow a contractor to replace approximately 1,000 feet of boardwalk along the trail. Post-tribune Staff,, 13 July 2021 Los Angeles city officials backed away from a deadline to clear all tents and other dwellings from the north end of the Venice boardwalk, giving those living there illegally another week to comply. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 10 July 2021 The cause of the premature discharge is under investigation, with authorities closing off parts of the boardwalk to pedestrians. Ivan Pereira, ABC News, 4 July 2021 In the second video, a single young man faced several officers with his hands raised on an emptier-looking stretch of boardwalk. Washington Post, 14 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of boardwalk

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 May 2022

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“Boardwalk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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board·​walk | \ ˈbȯrd-ˌwȯk How to pronounce boardwalk (audio) \

Kids Definition of boardwalk

: a walk made of planks especially along a beach

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