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 skateboard (audio) \ noun

Examples of skateboard in a Sentence

Verb He skateboards to school every day.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun There’s a not-for-profit skateboard [designer] who gives skateboards to those in need. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, 13 Sep. 2021 Four months after Nike and MSCHF Product Studio settled their lawsuit over Lil Nas X's Satanic sneakers, the rapper is still wondering what really got people's blood boiling after Tony Hawk promoted a new skateboard with his real blood on them. Heran Mamo, Billboard, 25 Aug. 2021 Crews eventually borrowed a skateboard from a nearby kindergartener named Hunter, and a rescuer used it to slide into the drainage pipe, according to a report from WFAA-TV (Channel 8). Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 23 Aug. 2021 For Haylie McCleney, an outfielder for the U.S softball team that won silver on Tuesday, life in the Olympic Village provided one highlight: getting to take a spin on Nyjah Huston’s skateboard. Roxanna Scott, USA TODAY, 30 July 2021 Guests can book surf or skate lessons, or just rent a skateboard and head to the nearby Venice Beach Skate Park for a sunset session. Washington Post, 28 July 2021 Chowder trains in empty parking lots with no easy access to the street and learned how to ride a skateboard on flat areas first. Wendy Lee, Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2021 The hub will include shops where players can buy custom parts for their skateboard including decks and wheels, as well as apparel such as customizable Vans sneakers. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2021 Leal then dropped her skateboard and ran, arms spread wide and mouth agape, across the concrete course to celebrate with her team and fellow competitors on the opposite side. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Aug. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 Andrea Crane, a student at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, has also moved back home to help care for her sister, who loves to skateboard and play the online game Roblox. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 29 May 2021 The spirit of the jackass was perhaps best typified by the eponymous 2000 MTV reality show, whose cast consisted of nine young men doing outrageous stunts—like attempting to skateboard down a ramp of six treadmills—and pulling pranks on each other. Maren Larsen, Outside Online, 27 Apr. 2021 The current ramps at the park are also steep for a beginner, Purol said, and the park could benefit from an easier area for people to learn to skateboard. James Whitlow, baltimoresun.com, 1 Apr. 2021 In one image, teens swig Ocean Spray and skateboard around a skyscraper-size bottle of the cranberry juice, a reference to a viral TikTok video last year. Abram Brown, Forbes, 10 Mar. 2021 People bike, stroll, run, scoot, roller skate, skateboard and walk their dogs. Heather Knight, SFChronicle.com, 17 Nov. 2020 The park at Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn allows visitors to walk, skateboard or sit by the water and enjoy the sight of growing plants—which are quietly cleaning up filthy industrial and human waste. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of skateboard

Noun

1953, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of skateboard was in 1953

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15 Sep 2021

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“Skateboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skateboard. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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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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