longboard

noun

long·​board ˈlȯŋ-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce longboard (audio)
plural longboards
1
: a long surfboard
And then, about half a dozen years ago, I noticed the pendulum swinging back the other way. I began to see longboards again, and more and more women in the water.Jeff Spurrier, Atlantic, April 2002
2
: a long skateboard typically with larger wheels than a standard skateboard
Amanda Rosen was having an utterly awesome day taking a longboard down a winding stretch of Washington state road …Andy Campbell, Huffington Post, 18 Dec. 2013
longboarder noun
plural longboarders
The warm waters of the western Nayarit Coast and a strong right break in summer make Sayulita ideal for young longboarders Kimberly Brown Seely, National Geographic Adventure, May 2007
longboarding noun
The revival of longboarding over the past decade has also added to surfing's pull. Boards over nine feet—compared with the usual seven—float better and are more stable for beginners. Debra Klein, Newsweek, 10 June 2002

Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of longboard was in 1970

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“Longboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longboard. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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