sail·​board ˈsāl-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce sailboard (audio)
: a modified surfboard having a mast mounted on a universal joint and sailed by one person standing up
sailboarder noun
sailboarding noun

Examples of sailboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And membership in Berkeley’s Cal Sailing Club ($120 for three months or $375 per year) includes unlimited sailing lessons and use of the club’s sailboats and sailboards. Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, 22 Sep. 2019 No registration is required for small sailboats without a motor (less than 12 feet long), a sailboard or manually powered watercraft like a kayak or canoe. Grace Connatser, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 July 2019 Each of Windstar’s six small sailing ships (149–310 guests) has a water sports platform that deploys complimentary Jet-Skis, sailboards, kayaks, water skis, Hobi-Cats and snorkeling gear. Mark Childress, WSJ, 14 Aug. 2018 Exempt vessels include kayaks, canoes, rafts, belly boats, windsurfers, paddle boards, sailboards, float tubes, and inner tubes. Colorado Parks & Wildlife, The Denver Post, 11 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sailboard was in 1962

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“Sailboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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