kick·​board | \ ˈkik-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce kickboard (audio) \

Definition of kickboard

: a buoyant rectangular board held by a swimmer while developing kicking techniques

Examples of kickboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 In 1998, Lecomte was first person to swim across Atlantic Ocean (4,000 miles) without a kickboard. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 5 June 2018 If throwing things is normal, no one reports it when a kickboard comes at their head in practice. Jessica A. Gold, M.d., Glamour, 27 Feb. 2018 His company credits him with introducing the first commercial line of plastic kickboards and developing the nylon swimming suit, among other innovations. Frank Litsky, New York Times, 5 May 2017 Equipment, including kickboards, inflatable swimming rings and four-person rubber boats, is available for rent. Smithsonian, 22 May 2017 See More

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First Known Use of kickboard

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Kickboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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