pad·​dle·​board | \ˈpa-dᵊl-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of paddleboard 

: a long narrow buoyant board used for riding the surf or in rescuing swimmers

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As some hopped into the water for paddleboard lessons, others grabbed cocktails and checked out the wares to preserve their #SturmGlow. Vogue, "Dr. Barbara Sturm and Nicky Hilton Rothschild Perfect a Summer Glow at the Surf Lodge," 27 Aug. 2018 The main lodge overlooks 30 miles of shoreline with a small beach, floating hammocks, and a dock with stand-up paddleboards and kayaks. Allison Weiss Entrekin, Condé Nast Traveler, "14 Best Hotels in Atlanta," 27 July 2018 On Mota Mahana, the line’s private island in French Polynesia, passengers sip cocktails from the floating bar, or paddle out over coral reefs on kayaks and paddleboards—straight from the ship’s water sports marina. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cruise Lines in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Cal-a-Vie Health Spa, Vista, CA Wake up at the all-inclusive Cal-a-Vie Health Spa with a hike along one of 11 trails in Vista, California, before cooling off with a stand-up paddleboard class in the hotel pool. Sunset, "9 All-Inclusive Resorts with a Twist," 22 Jan. 2018 The weekend includes nine running, standup paddleboard, and triathlon races that draw everyone from kids as young as 8 to triathlon’s top pros. Kari Bodnarchuk,, "The ‘Woodstock of triathlon’ turns 35," 2 May 2018 The commission has been looking at paddleboard safety since early last year, focusing on rental companies, the panel's chairman, Bill Kenney, said. Hillary Davis,, "Newport Harbor Commission floats idea of requiring leashes for rented paddleboards," 13 May 2018 Kayak, canoe and stand-up paddleboard rentals available weekends April through Memorial Day weekend, then Wednesday-Sunday through Labor Day. Jeanne Cooper, San Francisco Chronicle, "Insider: Top winemaker shares local Lodi secrets," 29 Mar. 2018 Among the offerings will be an inflatable water park, plus kayaks, bikes, boats and stand-up paddleboards for rent. Luke Money,, "Fourth of July brings fireworks, parades and festivals to local cities," 1 July 2018

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1932, in the meaning defined above

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