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

Russell was found unresponsive and lying near a ditch west of the highway, with his skateboard and other items scattered near him on the shoulder, the Chronicle reported. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Driver arrested in connection with hit-and-run death of teenage skateboarder," 1 July 2019 The young black man, fed up, jumps on his skateboard, and glides away. Collier Meyerson, WIRED, "The Last Black Man Searches for ‘Authenticity’ but There Is None," 6 June 2019 There are kids' activities, skateboard demonstrations and more. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "9 things you should be doing in Milwaukee this weekend, possibly Milwaukee's busiest weekend ever," 20 June 2019 Pickleball courts must be the skateboard parks of the new millennium. Charles Selle, Lake County News-Sun, "Selle: If state is doling out ‘free’ money, we want our share," 12 June 2019 Even Dogtown skateboard legend Tony Alva, once a hellion of rebellion, has come to embrace inner peace through daily meditation (and still rips on his board at age 61). Barbara Odanaka, latimes.com, "A guide to L.A.’s best skate parks," 7 June 2019 At a high school event later in the day, students were happy to sign up to for a skateboard raffle, but none made an appointment to meet with a recruiter. Dave Philipps, The Seattle Times, "The Army, in need of recruits, turns focus to Seattle, other liberal-leaning cities," 2 Jan. 2019 Initially Keen wanted to start a skateboard instruction school, but a local company called Skate Dogs already had that covered. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Big Air For a Higher Purpose," 6 Dec. 2018 Both are ground-up designs, sharing a skateboard platform (common to most battery electric vehicles, with the battery pack living between the axles and underneath the passenger compartment). Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Rivian debuts new US-made electric truck and SUV with 400-mile range," 28 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The party, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m., will feature live music by the Ramsey Brothers Band, food, skateboarding demonstrations and appearances by local nonprofits and Miss Huntington Beach. Daily Pilot Staff, latimes.com, "Countdown is on for local Independence Day celebrations," 30 June 2019 For most of his life, Bailey has surfed and skateboarded professionally. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Nation’s adaptive surfers have eyes on 2024 Paralympics," 14 June 2019 Through it all, Fails maintains a serene and poignant presence, skateboarding from situation to situation with (usually) impenetrable calm. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Review: ‘Last Black Man’ is a lyrical, beautiful ode to loss," 13 June 2019 Those events drew large crowds and featured competitions in skateboarding, inline skating, BMX sports and trick riding. Robert Higgs, cleveland.com, "Cleveland strategy for curbing illegal dirt bike riders involves series of summer events, developing professional-grade track," 5 June 2019 The Vanity Fair cover was part of a larger perception that O’Rourke’s presidential campaign was built around little more than skateboarding and live-streaming his visit to his dentist hygienist. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "Beto’s Bet on Iowa," 9 June 2019 Embassy staff complained of him skateboarding at night, playing loud music and walking around in his underwear with no apparent concern for others in the tiny embassy. Gonzalo Solano, The Seattle Times, "Exasperated Ecuador ends asylum for world’s worst houseguest," 13 Apr. 2019 Tokyo proposed five new sports—baseball/softball and karate (both of which are very popular in Japan), plus skateboarding, climbing, and surfing—and all were approved. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "These Are the New Sports We May See at the 2024 Summer Olympics," 27 Feb. 2019 In Skate Kitchen, a young skater named Camille (played by Rachelle Vinberg), stifled by her mom, seeks refuge among a cadre of skateboarding friends in a new town. Katherine Cusumano, Teen Vogue, ""Skate Kitchen" Director Crystal Moselle on Why It’s So Important To Take Young Women Seriously," 23 Aug. 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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