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

The suspect, who authorities believe to be in his late teens, used a skateboard to beat a 22-year-old man Sunday afternoon and fled the scene, The San Francisco Chronicle reported, citing police. Fox News, "San Francisco teenager beat man with skateboard in suspected hate crime, police say," 9 July 2018 There’s skateboard-style grinding mixed with hordes of zombies in a world that’s fun to explore. Tom Warren, The Verge, "The 10 best games for your new Xbox One," 26 Dec. 2018 Sick skateboard This board mixes your man's two favorite things: skating and fruit punch. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "24 Out-of-the-Box Birthday Gifts Your Boyfriend Will Love," 4 June 2018 Donald was one of several officers who responded to the shoplifting call shortly before 1 a.m., after store employees reported two men with skateboards tried to steal a case of beer. Mike Carter, The Seattle Times, "Brothers’ lawsuit against Olympia police officer who shot them can move forward, judge rules," 12 Feb. 2019 The umami-rich creation is the brainchild of Shinya Kudo, Deli Fu Cious's skateboard-loving head chef. Melinda Joe, Condé Nast Traveler, "34 Best Restaurants in Tokyo," 2 Mar. 2018 One of the changes that emerged from his original plan is the elimination of a skateboard-like system that would have shuttled the cars. Tim Higgins, WSJ, "Inside Elon Musk’s Tunnel to Alleviate ‘Soul-Destroying’ Traffic," 19 Dec. 2018 Apple Apple Travel lovers will appreciate the new hiking boots, compass, and suitcase, while sports lovers will go for the skateboard, frisbee, and lacrosse emoji. Temi Adebowale, Marie Claire, "Every New Emoji Coming to Your iPhone With the Latest iOS Update," 30 Oct. 2018 Think Natasha Richardson in The Parent Trap, Farrah Fawcett on her skateboard, my mother in 1988! Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "No One Did Denim Better Than Princess Diana," 21 Aug. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The two of them hung out by the beach in California and even skateboarded together. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Are “Harry Potter” Co-Stars Emma Watson and Tom Felton Really Dating?!," 19 Feb. 2019 Renovations to flatten the park — once known as a skateboarding hub — as well as add green space and a new water fountain began in February 2016. Patricia Madej, Philly.com, "LOVE Park reopens after renovations," 30 May 2018 Hill’s movie, which opens Friday, is nostalgic in that way—a coming-of-age story about feral skateboarding kids in Los Angeles. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "Jonah Hill Talks About His Powerful New Coming-Of-Age Film Mid90s, And Why He’s Glad We Don’t Stay 13 Forever," 17 Oct. 2018 In general, board sports, like surfing and skateboarding, translate well to snowboarding, says Marino. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "6 Tips for Beginner Snowboarders From Olympian Julia Marino," 22 Jan. 2019 The two of them had an awesome beach day and even went skateboarding together on the same skateboard! Diana Bruk, Seventeen, "Tom Felton Reveals What *Really* Happened Between Him and Emma Watson On the Harry Potter Set," 8 Nov. 2018 And when school is out, helmet-wearing children flock to a vast blue expanse in Brooklyn Bridge Park for skateboarding lessons. New York Times, "Brooklyn Heights: 19th-Century Streets and 21st-Century Changes," 23 May 2018 One of the most extraordinary films of the year is Minding the Gap, which starts out as an engrossing documentary about a group of young people in Rockford, Illinois, who skateboard and grow up together. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "The 21 best movies of 2018," 14 Dec. 2018 Seth is the vice president of his father’s custom clothing company, Christopher Schafer Clothier, and known for skateboarding through Baltimore dressed in a three-piece suit. John-john Williams Iv, baltimoresun.com, "Why Christopher Schafer added a miniature skate park to his backyard," 21 Mar. 2018

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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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skateboard

noun

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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