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

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From venturing in the Colorado backcountry to building a surfboard on the coast of Maine, Huckberry has stepped up its Explorer’s Grant program for 2019. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Vote for Huckberry's Explorer’s Grant and Win Your Chance to Go on a Wild Adventure," 26 Mar. 2019 Tesla already sells quite a bit of merchandise: hats, shirts, and even a kid-sized ridable car, and briefly, the surfboard. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Tesla briefly offered a $1500 surfboard," 29 July 2018 Something cool and different, like a surfboard or collection of hats? Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "Need Wall Art Ideas? Try Framing A Piece Of Wallpaper," 23 Jan. 2019 Companies can also download photos of life around San Diego — including pictures of surfboards and craft beer — as well as get industry profile sheets, videos and other multimedia. Phillip Molnar,, "San Diego launches campaign to help employers attract workers," 15 May 2018 That’s me in the waves holding onto a surfboard like a life preserver. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Microsoft is more valuable than Apple again. Why?," 30 Nov. 2018 On the side of the building along Acacia Avenue, the mural would depict a lifeguard tower and surfboards, with the ocean as the backdrop. Priscella Vega,, "Proposed Huntington Beach mural draws mixed response," 31 May 2018 Templeton said the staircase is now wider, making it better able to accommodate beachgoers toting chairs or surfboards. Bradley Zint,, "Laguna Beach opens renovated Thalia Street beach access," 18 Apr. 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce surfboard (audio) \

Kids Definition of surfboard

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

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