pad·​dle·​board ˈpa-dᵊl-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce paddleboard (audio)
: a long narrow buoyant board used for riding the surf or in rescuing swimmers

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Exploring the outdoors can be a stretch for anyone who does not own the often expensive equipment needed to embark on a trail or paddleboard on a river. Rachel Fradette, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Oct. 2022 At first glance, the Hobie Lynx resembles a paddleboard with a very flat deck and hull. Patrick Connolly, Orlando Sentinel, 4 Sep. 2022 More spaces for Clevelanders to swim, bike, paddleboard and just enjoy our greatest natural asset. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 1 Sep. 2022 The person was knocked off a paddleboard about 7:30 a.m. and suffered a 4-inch gash to the leg, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said. Antonio Planas, NBC News, 19 Aug. 2022 Bring a fly rod and an inflatable paddleboard and hike 2.5 miles to Taggart and Bradley Lakes, a pair of small, glacier-fed ponds that offer some of the most incredible views of the Tetons. Graham Averill, Outside Online, 1 Aug. 2022 Start with coffee and a breakfast sandwich at the Lift, then rent a paddleboard or kayak (from $30 an hour) from Mammoth Kayaks. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 12 May 2022 Although Nagler is safely harnessed to his paddleboard, there is no support boat. Globe Staff,, 19 July 2022 Bring a kayak or paddleboard to explore the various ponds and lakes within the park. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 28 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of paddleboard was in 1932

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Cite this Entry

“Paddleboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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