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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Recent Examples on the Web The project — called Crystal Lagoons, Island Resort — will let visitors swim, paddle board, boogie board and scuba dive. Alison Steinbach, The Arizona Republic, "Arizonans could be surfing in Mesa if a proposed development moves forward," 19 Sep. 2020 Medici, an avid surfer from Revere, was boogie boarding 300 yards offshore when he was dragged underwater and badly bitten by a shark. Kellen Browning,, "As Cape Cod readies for tourist season, last year’s deadly shark attack is on everyone’s mind," 28 June 2019 There were noodles and air mattresses, blow-up fish and alligators, boogie boards and floating chairs. Ellen Albanese,, "The naked truth: At Conn. nudist resort, ‘You can’t hide behind fancy clothes. You have to be yourself here’," 27 Aug. 2019 That was followed by a tragic and fatal incident, when a swimmer on a boogie board was killed by a shark at Newcomb Hollow Beach, in Wellfleet. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, "The Summer of Shark Politics on Cape Cod," 22 Aug. 2019 Others raked and shoveled whatever else was left behind: a card table, a barbecue grill, a boogie board, an umbrella, chairs, a hassock, pallets, pieces of cardboard, empty marijuana containers, a meth pipe. Los Angeles Times, "After 9 years on L.A.’s streets, Big Mama needed a home. But it wasn’t that easy," 15 Aug. 2019 Florida officials say an Arizona man was bitten on the leg while riding a boogie board. CBS News, "2 men survive shark attacks in Florida: "The shark pretty much came fully out of the water"," 29 July 2019 Medici and another man were boogie boarding 30 yards off the beach. Steve Almasy, CNN, "Fake legs are being left at memorial for man killed by shark off Massachusetts coast," 19 July 2019 People riding boogie boards or surfboards are advised to swirl their toes through the shallows before stepping down. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, "The sting: how to avoid being a victim of stingrays," 3 July 2019

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Boogie board.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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