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 campus consists of a string of cottage-like, classroom buildings with patios, decks, boardwalks and multiple bathrooms. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Rhoades School set to debut new middle-grades campus in Encinitas," 24 Aug. 2019 But the park has two boardwalk-and-pavement trails that lead from the nature center to gazebos on the lake, crossing the strip. Larry Barszewski,, "A private company now owns part of a county park. How could that happen?," 19 Aug. 2019 That includes hands-on experiences, boardwalk and kayak access to the lagoon, an outdoor water play area, restaurant and gift shop, research facilities and meeting and event space. Richard Tribou,, "Push for Port Canaveral aquarium moves forward," 15 Aug. 2019 Virginia Beach Is Getting a $22 Million Sand Replenishment to Safeguard It from Hurricanes There's still plenty of summer left to enjoy on the boardwalk and sand of Virginia Beach. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "WalletHub Named This Virginia City the Best Big City to Live in for 2019," 18 July 2019 Areas restored through the four-phase project will include a boardwalk and trails. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Most of Sylvan Rodriguez Park to be restored to natural habitats," 18 July 2019 There are several other resorts on the boardwalk and lakes too. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "You can get to these 10 unique road trip destinations from Indy in 5 hours or less," 3 July 2019 Schulz took a tour of several sites along the Havre de Grace waterfront after the summit, including Concord Point Park, a section of the Promenade boardwalk and the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum. David Anderson,, "Havre de Grace hosts state leaders for opportunity zone summit, visit to tourist sites," 13 June 2019 And although Jordan himself hasn’t appeared biking on the boardwalk, ice skating at the Carousel Hotel or stopping by Dumser’s for some ice cream, his Photoshopped doppelganger has been all over town. Christine Condon,, "Photoshopped Michael Jordan sightings in Ocean City pepper social media as White Marlin Open continues," 7 Aug. 2019

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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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