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skate·​board ˈskāt-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce skateboard (audio)
: a short board mounted on small wheels that is used for coasting and for performing athletic stunts


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skateboarded; skateboarding; skateboards

intransitive verb

: to ride or perform stunts on a skateboard
skateboarder noun

Example Sentences

Verb He skateboards to school every day.
Recent Examples on the Web
The song was a hit in 1977, but resurfaced to acclaim in 2020 when Nathan Apodaca of Idaho Falls, Idaho, posted an infectious clip of himself riding a skateboard to that tune. Edward Segarra, USA TODAY, 11 June 2022 That’s where Taylor broke her other leg, riding a skateboard. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 June 2022 Two brolic dudes model the dress on a suburban Los Angeles street, wearing the pieces with slide sandals and while riding a skateboard. Liana Satenstei, Vogue, 10 Aug. 2021 That would cover Cheetos’ Chester Cheetah riding his skateboard, which already would be prohibited under existing law, but also the orange-and-red bag festooned with its signature nubby, orange-dusted puffs. Washington Post, 4 Apr. 2020 Derivatives of the Lyriq skateboard can be expected to underpin GM’s upcoming midsize electric SUVs, starting with the Chevy Blazer that will be unveiled in July. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 28 June 2022 Greg Rodriguez, 33, picked up the skateboard again two years ago around the start of the pandemic. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 16 June 2022 Hawk spares himself no scrutiny when contrasting his aplomb on the skateboard with his inability to handle the ego-pumping, material fruits of his fast-lane lifestyle in the 1980s and 1990s. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Apr. 2022 Meanwhile, the font for the band’s name and album title are slightly different, the stars between them have been switched out with X’s and the skateboard at the top of the album cover has a different design. Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 18 Mar. 2022
Some to skateboard, others to play pranks on classmates. Donna Reiner, The Arizona Republic, 22 Oct. 2022 During the months of quarantine early in the pandemic, Noah taught himself to skateboard using a board handed down by his older brother. Richard Webner, San Antonio Express-News, 21 Oct. 2022 An evacuee in her 20s began teaching kids at the hotel how to skateboard. Abigail Hauslohner, Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2022 The skateboarding shoe giant announced a partnership with video game Roblox on Vans World, an interactive experience where players can skateboard in various parks all while decked out in fresh Vans gear. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2021 Jose worked on his 280Z, parked at the curb, and would see at most four trucks pass by in the course of a day, safe enough for neighborhood kids to skateboard, play tag, run around. Los Angeles Times, 1 Mar. 2022 Family and neighbors described Max — who recently graduated Rogers Elementary School — as a respectful, kind and charismatic boy who helped neighbors with groceries and taught his younger sisters how to skateboard, ride a bike and swim. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 July 2021 Audrey Nicole Francisquini distributed fliers with her social media handle to students at American Senior High School on Monday while donning a backpack, painting under one arm and skateboard under the other, the Washington Post reported. Asha C. Gilbert, USA TODAY, 14 May 2021 Ever wondered how Chowder the bulldog learned how to skateboard? Wendy Lee, Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1953, in the meaning defined above


1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of skateboard was in 1953

Dictionary Entries Near skateboard

Cite this Entry

“Skateboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 noun
skate·​board ˈskāt-ˌbō(ə)rd How to pronounce skateboard (audio)
: a short board mounted on small wheels that is used for coasting and for performing athletic stunts


2 of 2 verb
: to ride or perform stunts on a skateboard
-ˌbōrd-ər How to pronounce skateboard (audio)

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