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

Buy Photo Quinn Kinner wrestles the way some guys ride a skateboard. Phil Anastasia, Philly.com, "Kingsway's Quinn Kinner is South Jersey's senior boys' athlete of the year," 16 June 2018 With its outrageous orange wheels, 38-inch longboard body, and the unmistakable whine of its rear-wheel motors, Boosted's original electric skateboard is a poster child for powered boarding. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "The Boosted Mini Is a Hell of a Ride, Except for One Thing," 14 May 2018 In the surveillance video, the 19-year-old victim sits on a Barrio Logan trolley bench scrolling on his phone, his feet resting casually on a skateboard, seemingly oblivious to the man standing in front of him. Alex Riggins, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Police seek help to ID suspects in violent robbery on Barrio Logan trolley platform," 11 July 2018 When the man stood up, the other male hit the back of his head with the skateboard. Bob Sandrick, cleveland.com, "Skateboarder says he was hit on head, robbed; neighbor suspects neighbor of stealing minivan: Berea Police Blotter," 12 Apr. 2018 Hoping to find the right doll for a granddaughter, or perhaps a bicycle or skateboard to speed up your morning commute? Kathy Routliffe, chicagotribune.com, "Kenilworth Union Church rummage sale offers amazing maze of treasures," 13 July 2018 For example, the organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Games won approval for their proposal to add baseball, softball, karate, skateboard, sports climbing and surfing to the list of Olympic sports next year. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "Ultimate Frisbee is likely to fly into the 2024 or 2028 Olympic Games. You can see the world's top players here in Greater Cincinnati," 12 July 2018 For the past year, the restaurant’s unfinished dining area has been his second office, his 50 employees gliding between the two buildings on scooters and skateboards. Lauren Smiley, WIRED, "The Mission to Build the Ultimate Burger Bot," 21 June 2018 Numerous charities and environmental groups carry out ghost net cleanups, and some partner with companies that then recycle old fishing gear to make anything from clothing and swimwear to carpets, sunglasses and skateboards. Elena Becatoros, Fox News, "Cleaning the seabed: Divers halt the carnage of 'ghost' nets," 8 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

He was arrested in March on a misdemeanor trespassing charge for skateboarding at Stoneman Douglas High School. Eric Levenson, CNN, "Zachary Cruz says failure to stop Parkland shooting 'haunts me'," 14 June 2018 Zachary Cruz was charged with misdemeanor trespassing March 19 for skateboarding at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Wayne K. Roustan, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Zachary Cruz, brother of the Parkland shooter, launches an anti-bullying program and hotline," 14 June 2018 Hamilton grew up in Salem freestyle skateboarding and performing in musical theater. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Indiana actor is part of Tony nominated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' musical," 8 June 2018 As a trendsetter, surfing and skateboarding were added, and now both are set for their Olympic debut in 2020. Glae Thien, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego's Cal State Games turning 30," 12 July 2018 But, indeed, skateboarding originated in California, and far more Californians skateboard than surf. Norman Chad, San Antonio Express-News, "Chad: Surfing is not California’s state sport," 4 June 2018 Instead their sports were instead the northern plains variants: skiing, ice-skating, and skateboarding. James Fallows And Deborah Fallows, Time, "Why Young Americans Are Increasingly Moving to Small Towns," 8 May 2018 And in Tokyo in 2020, skateboarding will make its Olympic debut. Jacob Feldman, SI.com, "How Does an Action Sports Superstar Age? Tony Hawk Is Figuring It Out on the Fly," 2 July 2018 SATURDAY July 7 Read this:Kyle Matthew Hamilton talks about skateboarding in 'SpongeBob SquarePants' musical COLORS Presents: R&B Only. Louisville Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, "Concerts this week in Louisville: Pretenders, Fanfare for the 4th & more," 29 June 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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