skateboard

noun
skate·​board | \ ˈskāt-ˌbȯrd \

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 \ noun

Examples of skateboard in a Sentence

Verb

He skateboards to school every day.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 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 Critical news headlines blare, and Facebook employees, one carrying a skateboard and one a New Yorker tote, move methodically up the stairs into headquarters. Nicholas Thompson, WIRED, "Exclusive: Facebook Opens Up About False News," 23 May 2018 He was arrested on March 19 after spotted riding his skateboard at the school around 4:30 p.m. — after school had let out, a Broward Sheriff’s Office report said. Christal Hayes, USA TODAY, "Nikolas Cruz's brother given probation after trespassing at Parkland school: He didn't mean 'to scare anyone'," 29 Mar. 2018 The white of the skateboard loses its murky yellow-green tint, and the sky gains a natural blue shade (as well as an entire palm tree, thanks to the extended exposure). Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Google gives the Pixel camera superhuman night vision," 14 Nov. 2018 For instance, a skateboard layout with a battery pack between the axles makes for a low center of gravity and polar moment of inertia. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Tesla Model 3 earns five-star NHTSA crash rating," 20 Sep. 2018 After seemingly checking his bank account balance on his phone, the man looked toward the door, picked up his skateboard from the ground next to him, and grabbed the packs from the counter. Alyssa Meyers, BostonGlobe.com, "Natick police search for cigarette thief who ran away with skateboard," 24 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 Catherine Hardwicke—Lords of Dogtown Based on a true story, this movie follows the Z-Boys, skateboarding daredevils who ride the streets and backyard pools of Venice, California, during the 1970s. Olivia Putnal, Woman's Day, "10 Surprising Movies Directed by Women," 15 Apr. 2013 George saw a kid skateboarding, watched him for a while and then ran over to get a closer look. Ellen M. Banner, The Seattle Times, "Having a ruff day? This story about George the skateboarding bulldog is sure to make you howl," 11 Oct. 2018 After graduating from high school in the mid-90s, Maezawa followed his girlfriend to California in and spent about six months skateboarding around Santa Monica, before returning to Japan, CNN reports. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Who Is Yusaku Maezawa? Everything You Want to Know About the First-Ever Moon Tourist," 18 Sep. 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 together and grow up together. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "5 great social issues documentaries that help explain America in 2018," 24 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 \

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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