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

Other Words from surfboard

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

Examples of surfboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To work on a high-performance custom surfboard with celebrity shaping artist Tim Bessell. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Jan. 2022 But Larson only added another famed surfboard trophy to his 2017 award after clinging to the lead through an exciting finish in the first race for NASCAR's Next Gen car on an intermediate track. Fox News, 28 Feb. 2022 The biggest difference between an electric and traditional surfboard, though, is its powered motor. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 12 Feb. 2022 The image showed Moder — with whom Roberts shares twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 17, plus younger son Henry, 14 — carrying a surfboard on the beach, with a palm tree and the blue sky in the background. Jen Juneau,, 14 Feb. 2022 At the start of this year, Fischer wrote his father's name on his surfboard and took it out to sea in Newport, Rhode Island. Faith Karimi, CNN, 12 Mar. 2022 The winner gets a trophy, a surfboard and a check for $1,512,000. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Jan. 2022 Joe Carberry spoke with Ryan Lovelance, the designer behind our tester’s favorite surfboard of 2020: the Trimcraft Burner. Joseph Carberry, Outside Online, 19 May 2020 Awake is giving its electric surfboard a serious jolt. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 12 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of surfboard

circa 1826, in the meaning defined above

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“Surfboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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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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