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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Synonyms for boardwalk


mall, promenade, walk

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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

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The segment following showed a bunch of kids, some of whom had HIV, playing on a boardwalk—one of my favorite activities growing up. Katherine Ellen Foley, Quartzy, "Before we knew better: “Bill Nye the Science Guy”’s legacy endures 26 years later," 27 June 2019 The Poway Arts and Crafts Guild will be holding its craft market on the boardwalk. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Poway Fourth of July festivities include Old Poway Park events, fireworks at Poway High," 26 June 2019 Trying to get movie star Mark Wahlberg from the boardwalk up to the sportsbook counter on the sixth floor of the Ocean Resort was particularly harrowing. Ed Barkowitz,, "Sports betting: A year later, how did those ceremonial first bets turn out? Not real well.," 4 June 2019 The third phase of the project, which is expected to start in the fall, will remove the original wooden walkway commonly known as the boardwalk, which stretches between 23rd and 46th streets. Johnny Diaz,, "New section of Miami Beach pedestrian walk means several miles of unbroken access," 14 June 2019 Smoking is not permitted on the beach or boardwalk. Chuck Barney, The Mercury News, "Movies under the stars: Where to see SF Bay Area outdoor flicks," 12 June 2019 Susanne and Ernest Jansson enjoyed their vacation timeshare near the beaches and boardwalks of the New Jersey shore for 14 years. Meg Oliver, CBS News, "Investigation finds timeshare exit companies scamming customers," 5 June 2019 Part guidebook, part sketch pad, part future treasured diary, its maps impart crucial information, such as whether the beach boasts a shower, snack bar, boardwalk, or boat ramp. Marni Elyse Katz,, "Diary of a beachgoer," 28 June 2018 There was a boardwalk next to the sand, and a cool light display. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "Winter Olympics postcard: Korea deserves a gold medal for this Winter Olympics," 24 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of boardwalk

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of boardwalk

chiefly US : a wooden path along a beach


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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