kickboard

noun

kick·​board ˈkik-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce kickboard (audio)
: a buoyant rectangular board held by a swimmer while developing kicking techniques

Examples of kickboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What’s the difference between a kickboard scooter and a kick scooter? Cheryl Fenton, Parents, 29 Sep. 2023 Grab a kickboard, a pull buoy, and aqua weights for this one. Mallory Creveling, Women's Health, 16 June 2023 On a recent day, Salcedo and her children climbed together into the Salgado Community Center pool, using kickboards and blowing bubbles with an instructor, Josue, who uses a mix of English and Spanish. Emily Baumgaertner, BostonGlobe.com, 8 July 2023 Russell suggests practicing breathing by holding onto a kickboard and doing flutter kicks with the feet. Mallory Creveling, Women's Health, 16 June 2023 Work on leg strength and practice kick sets with a kickboard. Marc Myers, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2020 With the breathing down, Pelatti had me hold a kickboard and attempt to kick my feet to swim, the same exercise some kids were doing a few lanes over. Leah Prinzivalli, SELF, 15 June 2019 Most custom jobs are not cheap, but here most of the modifications involve PVC pipe, pool noodles, and Styrofoam kickboards. Kate Horowitz, Popular Mechanics, 9 Aug. 2016 Not just for kids Forget the arm floaties and inner tubes from summer camp. Experimenting with tools like pull buoys, paddles, kickboards, fins, and snorkels can be really beneficial for your overall performance. Emily Abbate, GQ, 26 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kickboard was in 1949

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“Kickboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kickboard. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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