skateboard

noun
skate·​board | \ ˈskāt-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce skateboard (audio) \

Definition of skateboard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a short board mounted on small wheels that is used for coasting and for performing athletic stunts

skateboard

verb
skateboarded; skateboarding; skateboards

Definition of skateboard (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to ride or perform stunts on a skateboard

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Other Words from skateboard

Verb

skateboarder \ ˈskāt-​ˌbȯr-​dər How to pronounce skateboarder (audio) \ noun

Examples of skateboard in a Sentence

Verb He skateboards to school every day.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In the ensuing scuffle, Mr. Collins said, he was struck in the head with a skateboard and fell down. Gene Johnson And Gillian Flaccus, The Christian Science Monitor, "Man who allegedly shot Portland Trump supporter killed in arrest," 4 Sep. 2020 In a separate confrontation, a protester threw a skateboard at a car. Carly Ortiz-lytle, Washington Examiner, "District attorney refuses to cave to public sentiment and proceeds with charges against Black Lives Matter activist," 2 Sep. 2020 Trade-ups after that included a snowboard, an Xbox, a camera, designer Nikes, an iPhone 11, a 2008 Dodge Caravan minivan, a skateboard and an electric bike food cart. Cathy Free, Washington Post, "A guy once swapped a paper clip to get a house. This woman is trying to do the same.," 20 Aug. 2020 Over the next 15 minutes, several people among the group outside the convenience store take the woman’s skateboard and backpack, shove and hit her, and throw liquid on her body. oregonlive, "Portland man beaten during downtown protest: What a new 32-minute video reveals," 20 Aug. 2020 One Facebook account said Huber was running at Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen accused in the killings, with his skateboard when he was shot. Annysa Johnson, USA TODAY, "Victim of Kenosha protest shooting may have been 'trying to save somebody': What we know," 28 Aug. 2020 One Facebook account said Huber was running at Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen accused in the killings, with his skateboard when he was shot. Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What we know about the victims of the Kenosha protest shooting that killed two men and injured another," 27 Aug. 2020 Prior to Monday's news conference, the department released a video that showed a man striking an officer with a skateboard. Don Babwin, Star Tribune, "Chicago's top cop defends police actions during protests," 17 Aug. 2020 Also on Sunday, police announced felony aggravated battery charges against Jeremey Johnson, 25, who allegedly struck a police officer in the head with a skateboard. William Lee, chicagotribune.com, "Software engineer and DePaul student charged following Millennium Park protest," 16 Aug. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Russell, who learned to skateboard as a kid at a park in Ocean Beach, spoke to the crowd at Saturday’s event. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Skateboarders roll for political change," 5 Sep. 2020 Friends described Huber as a happy and laid-back guy who loved to skateboard. Annysa Johnson, USA TODAY, "Victim of Kenosha protest shooting may have been 'trying to save somebody': What we know," 28 Aug. 2020 Friends described Huber as a happy and laid-back guy who loved to skateboard. Annysa Johnson, USA TODAY, "Victim of Kenosha protest shooting may have been 'trying to save somebody': What we know," 28 Aug. 2020 Friends described Huber as a happy and laid-back guy who loved to skateboard. Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What we know about the victims of the Kenosha protest shooting that killed two men and injured another," 27 Aug. 2020 Some skateboarded along the vacant concrete where the popular Pyramid Stage usually sits. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's techno festival grooves on in spirit at a quiet Hart Plaza," 24 May 2020 California's homegrown sport, skateboarding, was set to make its Olympic debut in Tokyo. Arlene Martinez, USA TODAY, "In California: In a distressed economy, cannabis is thriving," 24 Mar. 2020 Golfing, skateboarding, car washing: This week brought the first major easing of restrictions in the Bay Area since the shelter in place began. Taylor Kate Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: Nurses on the front lines, in their own voices," 6 May 2020 Instead of chasing and fleeing activities, such as kick and dodge ball, and single sport classes, students today benefit from a comprehensive approach that includes yoga, aerobic dance, speed skating, skateboarding, uni-cycling and disc golf. oregonlive, "Get the whole family moving with these fast exercises in between homeschooling," 4 May 2020

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First Known Use of skateboard

Noun

1959, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of skateboard was in 1959

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Last Updated

14 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Skateboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skateboard. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for skateboard

skateboard

noun
How to pronounce skateboard (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of skateboard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a short board that is on wheels and that a person stands on to move along a surface or to perform tricks

skateboard

verb

English Language Learners Definition of skateboard (Entry 2 of 2)

: to ride or perform tricks on a skateboard

skateboard

noun
skate·​board | \ ˈskāt-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce skateboard (audio) \

Kids Definition of skateboard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a short board mounted on small wheels that is used for coasting and often for performing athletic stunts

skateboard

verb
skateboarded; skateboarding

Kids Definition of skateboard (Entry 2 of 2)

: to ride or perform stunts on a skateboard

Other Words from skateboard

skateboarder \ ˈskāt-​ˌbȯr-​dər \ noun

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