wake·​board | \ ˈwāk-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce wakeboard (audio) \

Definition of wakeboard

: a short board with foot bindings on which a rider is towed by a motorboat across its wake and especially up off the crest for aerial maneuvers

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Other Words from wakeboard

wakeboarder noun
wakeboarding noun

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The 26-year-old Starling, a Troy native and speech language pathologist at Tuggle Elementary School, was a passenger in a 2012 Mastercraft wakeboard boat driven by 23-year-old William Jackson Fite of Decatur. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Search resumes for body of Kelsey Starling following July 4 boat crash on Smith Lake," 19 Aug. 2019 Starling was a passenger on a 2012 Mastercraft wakeboard boat when the boat collided with a second vessel. Ivana Hrynkiw | Ihrynkiw@al.com, al.com, "Over $10,000 donated in 1 day for Kelsey Starling searches," 20 July 2019 Starling was a passenger in a 2012 Mastercraft wakeboard boat driven by 23-year-old William Jackson Fite of Decatur. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al.com, "Search in 4th day for Birmingham City Schools speech pathologist after Independence Day boat crash," 8 July 2019 Special attractions include two drag boats, a demo on marine electronics and appearances by wakeboard champ Jimmy LaRiche. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, AL.com, "Things to do in Birmingham, Jan. 14-20," 14 Jan. 2018 Choose to jump, water ski or wakeboard in the chilly waters to support Make-A-Wish Idaho, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Michelle Jenkins, idahostatesman, "Freeze yo fanny for Wish kids," 25 Dec. 2017 On July 8, a first wave pushed the nose of the wakeboard boat down. John Marks, charlotteobserver, "Two boats sank on Lake Wylie. Why law enforcement says both could’ve been prevented.," 16 July 2017 Locals posted videos on social media of people on wakeboards, surfboards and even personal watercraft on streets that had become waterways. Joshua Sudock, Orange County Register, "Hail hits some areas of Orange County Monday as 3rd storm packs final punch," 24 Jan. 2017 In the main channel of the lake on a Friday afternoon in June, the Highway Patrol’s White watched as weekend boaters began to cruise the water with their beer coolers and wakeboards. Scott Canon, kansascity.com, "Bigger boats, bigger wakes breed conflict on Lake of the Ozarks," 16 June 2017

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First Known Use of wakeboard

1966, in the meaning defined above

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