wake·​board ˈwāk-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce wakeboard (audio)
: 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
wakeboarder noun
wakeboarding noun

Examples of wakeboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The top draw here is, of course, the lake, and visitors can bring their own boats, kayaks, and wakeboards, or rent a pontoon from White Lake Marina & Watersports. Trudy Haywood Saunders, Travel + Leisure, 26 Mar. 2024 The wakeboard boat was tied to the back side of the houseboat, parallel to the bigger boat, the anchor lines from the houseboat running about six feet above the smaller vessel. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2023 In the first Instagram Story clip, Kardashian stood upright on a wakeboard in the sea while being pulled along by a rope held by an instructor. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 27 Sep. 2023 Like on a snowboard, bindings secure your boots to your wakeboard. Chantae Reden, Popular Mechanics, 23 June 2023 Beginner wakeboards tend to be stable and easy to maneuver. Chantae Reden, Popular Mechanics, 23 June 2023 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wakeboard was in 1966

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“Wakeboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wakeboard. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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