bodyboard

noun
body·​board | \ ˈbä-dē-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce bodyboard (audio) \

Definition of bodyboard

: a short surfboard on which the rider lies prone

Other Words from bodyboard

bodyboard intransitive verb
bodyboarder noun

Examples of bodyboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last year, a man was riding a bodyboard in Morro Bay when a great white shark attacked him in what is believed to be the first fatal shark attack in San Luis Obispo County in 18 years. Itzel Luna, Los Angeles Times, 22 June 2022 On Christmas Eve, the day of the shark attack, Butterfield headed into the Pacific Ocean with his wetsuit, fins and a bodyboard around 10 a.m. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 30 Mar. 2022 Video of the daring rescue shared on the PFA's Facebook page shows the dog nervously perched on the bodyboard with the first responder lying flat on his stomach beside the canine. Abigail Adams, PEOPLE.com, 15 Dec. 2021 The floodgates of postwar surfing were opened by Hollywood's early '60s infatuation and by the lighter, more maneuverable boards of Bob Simmons and Hobie Alter, but Morey's bodyboard was on another plane. NBC News, 19 Oct. 2021 That news will likely please surfers and beach-goers like Richard Beach, who returned to the waves in Huntington Beach with his bodyboard — until lifeguards jet skis chased him out on Sunday. Amy Taxin, ajc, 11 Oct. 2021 That news will likely please surfers and beachgoers like Richard Beach, who returned to the waves in Huntington Beach with his bodyboard — until lifeguards jet skis chased him out on Sunday. NBC News, 11 Oct. 2021 That news will likely please beach-goers like Richard Beach, who returned to the waves in Huntington Beach on Sunday with his bodyboard – until lifeguards on jet skis chased him out. Amy Taxin, USA TODAY, 11 Oct. 2021 Then, suddenly, Dillon squeals and kicks her bodyboard into a spin. Cathleen O'grady, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 July 2020 See More

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First Known Use of bodyboard

1979, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

28 Jun 2022

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“Bodyboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bodyboard. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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