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

Other Words from wakeboard

wakeboarder noun
wakeboarding noun

Examples of wakeboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s enough power and speed to pull a rider on a foiling wakeboard. J. George Gorant, Robb Report, 21 Dec. 2021 Despite the wipeout, Kim gracefully hopped back up and successfully rode a wave, then posting a photo of herself posing in a black wetsuit and life jacket with a Liquid Force wakeboard. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 6 July 2021 Their team will provide hands-on training with the cable system and will coach and give lessons to guests who want improve their wakeboard skills. al, 8 Apr. 2021 Almheiri smashed the record for the longest ramp jump on a wakeboard with a 21 meter (68.89 ft) jump, Guinness announced on Monday. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 28 Nov. 2020 In the footage, North rides on a wakeboard with an instructor as her mother gives her words of encouragement from the boat. Gabrielle Chung, PEOPLE.com, 27 Aug. 2020 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, 7 Oct. 2019 Jason used to pull his sons around their house on a miniature wakeboard. Stephen Ruiz, orlandosentinel.com, 18 Sep. 2019 William Jackson Fite, who was driving the wakeboard, was charged with boating under the influence on the day of the crash and was released on $2,000 bond. Christine Pelisek, PEOPLE.com, 23 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of wakeboard

1966, in the meaning defined above

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“Wakeboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wakeboard. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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