surf·​board ˈsərf-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce surfboard (audio)
: a long narrow buoyant board (as of lightweight wood or fiberglass-covered foam) used in the sport of surfing
surfboarder noun
surfboarding noun

Examples of surfboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This year’s Silver Surfer Award recipients will be recognized at the event, which includes cocktail hour, dinner and a live auction of surfboards. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Oct. 2023 The 18th annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon took place Sunday at Del Mar Dog Beach A California beach was flooded with canine pups on surfboards hitting the waves for a good cause. David Chiu, Peoplemag, 11 Sep. 2023 And humans on 12 -to 18-foot surfboards look nothing like their normal prey. Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times, 2 Sep. 2023 The future of driverless cars in America is a promotional booth with a surfboard and a movie director’s clapboard. Caroline Mimbs Nyce, The Atlantic, 16 Oct. 2023 The nostalgic, family-friendly event is a great time to enjoy vintage surfboards and surf culture. The Hub, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Sep. 2023 Sharks may mistake people, especially those on surfboards, for animals like seals and sea lions. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 5 Sep. 2023 The noncompetitive paddle is open to swimmers and paddlers in all kinds of watercraft ranging from surfboards and stand-up paddleboards to kayaks. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Sep. 2023 There were also two crowd-favorite categories that made their return for this year’s competition, one of which included Duos and Trios featuring two or three canines on one surfboard. David Chiu, Peoplemag, 11 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of surfboard was circa 1826

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“Surfboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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surf·​board ˈsərf-ˌbō(ə)rd How to pronounce surfboard (audio)
: a lightweight board used in the sport of surfing
surfboarder noun
surfboarding noun

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