body·​board ˈbä-dē-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce bodyboard (audio)
: a short surfboard on which the rider lies prone
bodyboard intransitive verb
bodyboarder noun

Examples of bodyboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The shop also has bodyboards, wetsuits, chairs, beach bikes, umbrellas, beach carts, and stand-up paddleboards for rent. Carrie Honaker, Travel + Leisure, 28 Feb. 2024 Swimmers should have a floatation device, like a bodyboard or surfboard, with them at all times, and a friend or family member on the beach to watch them, Hallac said. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 6 Sep. 2023 The Morey Mach is the flagship bodyboard from the company of the synonymous surfer who’s credited with inventing the bodyboard back in 1971. Popular Science, 17 Aug. 2020 Tyros can even ride it flat on a bodyboard. Outside Online, 22 July 2021 Turvey points out that everyone can get on a bodyboard and catch a wave. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Mar. 2023 Its first board, the Beater, could ride like a surfboard or be used as a bodyboard or skimboard after taking off the fins. Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bodyboard was in 1979

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Cite this Entry

“Bodyboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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