longboard

noun
long·​board | \ ˈlȯŋ-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce longboard (audio) \
plural longboards

Definition of longboard

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

Other Words from longboard

longboarder \ ˈlȯŋ-​ˌbȯr-​dər How to pronounce longboard (audio) \ 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 \ ˈlȯŋ-​ˌbȯr-​diŋ How to pronounce longboard (audio) \ 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

First Known Use of longboard

1970, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Longboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longboard. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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