paddleboard

noun
pad·​dle·​board | \ ˈpa-dᵊl-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce paddleboard (audio) \

Definition of paddleboard

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

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The wide, stable BOTE Rackham paddleboard can carry up to 400 pounds. John Clarke, WSJ, "The New Fishing Vessel of Choice? Stand-Up Paddleboards," 15 Aug. 2018 Tireless travelers can rent a stand-up paddleboard from a vendor on Condado Beach for just $20. Sara Clemence, WSJ, "Puerto Rico on the Rebound: A Three-Day Getaway Guide," 26 Dec. 2018 Take your pick of learning to surf or standup paddleboard, taking a sail on a catamaran, or cruising on a snorkel tour. The Seattle Times, "Winter getaway: Stay and play in Kaanapali, Maui," 15 Aug. 2018 Available rentals include single- and multi-rider bikes, pedal boats, paddleboards, canoes, kayaks and pedal carts. Henry J. Morgan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "It's summer; why not take a paddleboard for a spin? They're now available for rent at Menomonee Park, along with bikes and boats," 3 July 2018 Oconomowoc Rec offers yoga, barre, PiYo, cardio pump, Zumba, Zumba toning, pound fitness and standup paddleboard yoga. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "British Soccer Camp coming to Roosevelt Park in Oconomowoc," 9 July 2018 Anyone can join the race, and kayakers and other paddlers are welcome, though stand-up paddleboard is the most popular choice. Nicole Tsong, The Seattle Times, "Ballard Elks’ paddleboard races are a seaworthy adventure," 1 Aug. 2018 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

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First Known Use of paddleboard

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of paddleboard was in 1932

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