surf·​board | \ ˈsərf-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce surfboard (audio) \

Definition of surfboard

: a long narrow buoyant board (as of lightweight wood or fiberglass-covered foam) used in the sport of surfing

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Other Words from surfboard

surfboarder noun
surfboarding \ ˈsərf-​ˌbȯr-​diŋ How to pronounce surfboarding (audio) \ noun

Examples of surfboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This could also connect to the surfboard as another Summerland reference. Ariana Brockington,, "We May Know Who The Masked Singer Turtle Is — & The Judges Are Way Off," 12 Feb. 2020 The data are communicated from the surfboard by the internet to a laboratory under Bresnahan’s direction and shared with scientists worldwide. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Someone San Diego Should Know: Phil Bresnahan," 26 Aug. 2019 The only businesses clearly affected are surf schools, some of which have closed, and surf shops, where sales of surfboards, body boards and wet suits have dropped. Kate Taylor, New York Times, "‘Shark!’: Cape Cod Recoils in a Summer of Great White Sightings, Real and Imagined," 20 Aug. 2019 Hemsworth was photographed with a surfboard in hand and wearing a wetsuit during his outing Down Under. Rachel Desantis,, "Liam Hemsworth Spotted Out Surfing in Australia for the First Time After Miley Cyrus Split," 13 Aug. 2019 The namesake drink, which comes in a ceramic Santa holding a surfboard mug, mixes classic tiki flavors of rum and citrus with gingerbread spice mix. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Love tiki cocktails and Christmas? Don't miss this pop up at one of Phoenix's best bars," 12 Dec. 2019 The wagon comes with a surfboard and custom matching trailer. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Barrett-Jackson: Johnny Cash's town car in the 10 cool cars, trucks for auction Wednesday," 15 Jan. 2020 The monumental sculpture made of car parts, oil field pipes, a surfboard and an entire VW Beetle was a landmark for the now-defunct Billy Blues nightclub on the Richmond Avenue strip near the Galleria. Danny Hermosillo, Houston Chronicle, "Texas artist who created Houston's 70-foot tall saxophone, other landmark artworks has died," 26 Dec. 2019 Father Christmas, as Santa is known to Australian kids, is even known to make an appearance at the beach, sometimes even arriving by surfboard instead of his signature sleigh. Ashley Novak, CNN, "Christmas traditions around the world," 25 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of surfboard

circa 1826, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of surfboard was circa 1826

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21 Feb 2020

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“Surfboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of surfboard

: a long, light, narrow board that is used for surfing


surf·​board | \ ˈsərf-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce surfboard (audio) \

Kids Definition of surfboard

: a long narrow board that floats and is ridden in surfing

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