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 The kids take their scooter and skateboard to the park, walk the dog or join my wife in a workout. David G. Allan, CNN, "The beauty of a family schedule -- and how to stick to it during coronavirus," 19 Mar. 2020 Authorities said Williams arrived at Davis's residence and allegedly bashed Davis's car with a skateboard before forcing herself inside the home. Jenna West, SI.com, "Sparks' Riquna Williams Suspended for Ten Games After Domestic Violence Incident," 16 July 2019 But the Ocean Beach branch, located at Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and Santa Monica Avenue, still draws 350 to 400 users each day, many of them on bikes and skateboards. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Ocean Beach library expansion gets $500,000 kick start from city," 25 June 2019 People are invited by organizers to show up on their bikes or skateboards and ride joyfully about on the car-free roadway. Barbara Henry, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Plans in works for Encinitas' first 'Cyclovia'," 24 May 2018 The Good Housekeeping Institute warns that some children's skateboards and power scooters go dangerously fast and have inadequate brakes and helps draft new safety standards. Good Housekeeping, "The History of the Good Housekeeping Institute," 31 Oct. 2015 His dad’s a famous skater Wilson shares a yearly Father’s Day post as a tribute to his dad, who just happens to be skateboard George Wilson of the Z-Boys of Dogtown. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "5 Things to Know About Demi Lovato's New Boyfriend Austin Wilson," 14 Nov. 2019 Buy a box of strong Legos or a sleek skateboard or a Nerf football. Beth Thames | Bethmthames@gmail.com, al, "Hard-working elves make ‘Secret Santa Shop’ work," 3 Dec. 2019 Paintball supplies and a rifle case and burlap sacks and skateboards were spread out on the driveway. oregonlive, "Some in Idaho want to stop ‘plague’ of Californians moving in," 11 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb An axe-throwing bar, a fencing gym, a rock-climbing studio, a skateboarding academy, a shuffleboard club, and an archery range are all a few blocks from one another. Kate Knibbs, Wired, "A 'Netflix for the 99 Percent' Enters the Streaming Wars," 3 Mar. 2020 The video starred the upcoming sneakers, Scott, his friends, and their skateboarding moves (plus some very minor injuries). Alaa Elassar, CNN, "Travis Scott just released his new Nike sneakers. They're already sold out," 23 Feb. 2020 On the walls, Statham hung his own photographs as well as images from artists including Hugh Holland, a skateboarding photographer, and LeRoy Grannis, who is known for his surf imagery. Helen Murphy, PEOPLE.com, "See Inside Jason Statham's Airy Malibu Beach House That Allows Him to 'Connect with Nature'," 20 Nov. 2019 One of Sky's heroes is British skateboarding legend Bod Boyle. CBS News, "11-year-old skateboarding prodigy Sky Brown sets her sights on the 2020 Olympics," 5 Aug. 2019 David Pomponio/FilmMagic Founded in 1966 as the Van Doren Rubber Company, Vans had engendered strong ties to the skateboarding community, which was loyal to the brand’s sneakers thanks to their grippy soles. Hilary George-parkin, Vox, "How Warped Tour led the consumerist music festival revolution," 23 July 2019 Long before social media took bullying for teenagers to a whole new level, Tony Hawk felt the sting of disapproval from his skateboarding peers. Tod Leonard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Tony Hawk turning 50, reflects on remarkable ride in skateboarding," 11 May 2018 Five are new sports entirely (baseball/softball, skateboarding, surfing, sport climbing and karate), while others — like basketball — see the inclusion of new events within the discipline. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 Summer Olympics," 26 Dec. 2019 It’s time to make space for LGBTQ individuals in skateboarding. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Skateboarder Lacey Baker on Gender Identity and Inclusivity," 8 Aug. 2019

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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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The first known use of skateboard was in 1959

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Last Updated

3 Apr 2020

Cite this Entry

“Skateboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skateboard. Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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More Definitions for skateboard

skateboard

noun
How to pronounce skateboard (audio)

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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