wakeboard

noun
wake·​board | \ˈwāk-ˌbȯrd \

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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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 Mr. Richman performs wakeboard-like tricks 50 feet in the air and uses his kite to ride a surfboard on Pe’ahi, or Jaws, a wave on Maui renowned for its 30-plus-foot faces. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "The Delicate Balance of Jesse Richman’s Kiteboarding," 19 May 2017

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First Known Use of wakeboard

1966, in the meaning defined above

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Wakayama

Wałbrzych

wake

wakeboard

Wakefield

wakeful

wake gain

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