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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Vinyl record players replace television sets, and a private beach paired with access to the Adventure Garage—home to surfboards, hiking and diving gear, beach toys, and more—encourages guests to unplug during their time in Laguna. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "You’ll Never Want to Leave Laguna Beach’s Newest Hotel," 17 Aug. 2018 Yesterday, his electric car company Tesla released a new product: a $1500 surfboard. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Tesla briefly offered a $1500 surfboard," 29 July 2018 Each camera had lights, and was strapped to a floating platform that resembled a mini-surfboard. Laura J. Nelson,, "Video revealed boy's handprints deep in L.A. sewer system, leading to his rescue," 3 Apr. 2018 Some, like the cozy throws and luxe stationery, will come as no surprise, but there are plenty of unexpected delights (surfboard, anyone?). Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "Holiday 2012 Gift Guide," 16 Nov. 2012 Wearing a helmet and wetsuit, Thomas aimed his stubby surfboard at the center of what’s known as the Beaver Wave and leaped in. David Kelly,, "Who says you can't ride a wave in a landlocked state? In Colorado, surf's up," 27 June 2018 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

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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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