surf·board | \ˈsərf-ˌbȯrd \

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 \ noun

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Dangling off the stern like a lure, a six-foot surfboard bobbed on the light swell. Susan Casey, Outside Online, "Susan Casey on Seeing Her First Great White Shark," 11 July 2018 After lunch, drive west through Princeton proper — past the welder, winemaker, surfboard shaper, and distillery — to the parking lot at the end of W. Point Avenue. Gregory Thomas,, "One Day, One Place: Half Moon Bay harbor," 11 July 2018 The festival will showcase the works of art students, including performances throughout the evening by the high school’s theater department, and live demonstrations including surfboard shaping class, culinary arts class, and more. Laura Groch,, "North County School News, May 17," 17 May 2018 The 28-year-old professional surfer showed off 3-year-old Tobias‘ surfing skills on Instagram Wednesday, sharing a short Boomerang clip of husband Adam Dirks pushing their older child on a surfboard in a pool. Jen Juneau,, "Bethany Hamilton's 3-Year-Old Son Is 'Learning How to Shred' on a Surfboard - Watch Him in Action!," 14 June 2018 The Chiller Tourister boardshorts are fast-drying and loud as hell, making them most at home in the water or on a surfboard. Jakob Schiller, Outside Online, "The 6 Best Men's Shorts for Summer," 11 June 2018 California also helped propel the surf industry, which modernized surfboards and surf style. Alejandro Lazo, WSJ, "Surfers vs. Skateboarders: The Fight for the Soul of California," 19 June 2018 On multiple occasions, the 20-year-old points to examples of her fame, including a Teen Choice Award surfboard and her Autumn Falls novel. Shanté Honeycutt, Billboard, "Bella Thorne Parodies Herself in Epic 'B*tch I'm Bella Thorne' Video: Watch," 25 May 2018 Old Princeton Landing, once a pretty seedy dive bar, has been reborn as a family-friendly venue, with decorative surfboards looming in the rafters. Gregory Thomas,, "One Day, One Place: Half Moon Bay harbor," 11 July 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of surfboard

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


surf·board | \ˈsərf-ˌbȯrd \

Kids Definition of surfboard

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

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