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 surfboard (audio) \ noun

Examples of surfboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Brick posted a photo of himself with a surfboard, Gage responded unsolicited. Julissa James, Los Angeles Times, "They met in the DMs. Now they’ve sparked a movement to end racism in L.A. surf culture," 26 Mar. 2021 Voeks, in a wet suit, dropped his surfboard and jumped in. Brooks Johnson, Star Tribune, "Lake Superior surfer saves man, dog from drowning in Duluth," 24 Mar. 2021 Diaz's funeral was held on Sunday, with FESASURF reposting photos of her surfboard and flowers next to her coffin. Matias Grez, CNN, "Olympic surfing hopeful Katherine Diaz, 22, killed by lightning while training," 22 Mar. 2021 And Hokule’a, the surfing cat on Oahu who happily spends hours on a surfboard and isn’t afraid to launch himself into the salt water for a quick swim. Sarah Sekula, USA TODAY, "Have cat, will travel: These #adventurecats love to surf, swim, hike and camp," 23 Feb. 2021 There was also the spot in the back designed for a surfboard. John Rogers,, "‘Meyers Manx’ dune buggy creator dead at 94," 27 Feb. 2021 The state department posted multiple photos to social media showing a surfboard with large bite marks. Kelsie Smith, CNN, "A surfer was attacked and killed by a shark in Hawaii, forcing the suspension of a surfing competition," 10 Dec. 2020 Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources posted photos of the victim’s surfboard, which had an enormous portion bitten off, approximately 17 inches wide. Peter Aitken, Fox News, "Maui surfer bitten by shark dies shortly after being listed in stable condition," 10 Dec. 2020 In a photo posted on the department’s website on Tuesday, a large chunk of the surfboard can be seen missing from the rest of the plank. NBC News, "Shark attacks surfer in Hawaii, Maui Pro competition suspended," 9 Dec. 2020

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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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10 Apr 2021

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“Surfboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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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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