boogie board


Definition of boogie board 

: bodyboard What is a boogie board? It is a poor man's surfboard, used for body surfing. —Murray Chass

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There are baseball gloves, snorkels and boogie boards; there are sand shovels, Frisbees and a tennis racket or four. Jason Gay, WSJ, "A Fish-Crazy Boy and a Clueless Dad Find a Family Legacy," 5 July 2018 To help someone caught in a rip current, experts recommend throwing a flotation device such as a boogie board or an empty cooler to the victim before jumping in the water. Washington Post, "Danger of rip currents evident already off Carolinas’ coasts," 24 June 2018 Ready your BBQs, break out your star spangled flip flops, and dust off your boogie boards, folks., "Ring In The Fourth Of July With These Incredible Tech Sales," 2 July 2018 The small market area accommodates a grocery and hardware, and little businesses that provide everything from boogie boards to fishing tackle, jewelry to facials. Alison Humes, WSJ, "Summer Getaways That You Don’t Need To Sweat Over," 28 June 2018 Fortunately, a bystander threw them a boogie board, and the two got to shore safely. Washington Post, "Danger of rip currents evident already off Carolinas’ coasts," 24 June 2018 Bring your boogie boards and thick towels to Nantasket Beach in Hull (212 Nantasket Ave.). Lauren Daley,, "How to do summer in Boston like a local," 15 June 2018 Add to all that the broken boogie boards, food containers, beverage straws and an uncountable number of other items left behind by the annual influx of Shore-goers. Frank Kummer,, "Shore towns ban plastic bags, say they dirty beaches, hurt wildlife," 24 May 2018 Sand: There also are deals on renting surfboards, boogie boards, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards from several outfits, including Aloha Watersports in Fort Lauderdale and Deerfield Island Park in Deerfield Beach. Doreen Christensen,, "Free fun at 45 hotspots with's 2-for-1 Summer Offers," 27 Apr. 2018

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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