- a device for riding upon, usually while standing, consisting of a short, oblong piece of wood, plastic, or aluminum mounted on large roller-skate wheels, used on smooth surfaces and requiring better balance of the rider than the ordinary roller skate does.
- to ride a skateboard.
Origin of skateboard
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Examples from the Web for skateboard
When a skateboard enthusiast turned her painting skills to making boards from scratch, the result was a work of art.Lauren Andino, Skater Chick Turned Entrepreneur, Makes Old-school Boards From Scratch
May 8, 2014
They rollerblade, skateboard, perform beatbox and hip-hop, and do parkour.If You Build It, They Will Skate
July 17, 2013
Nicole Miller turned to pop art, skateboard culture, and street style for her inspiration.The Oscar de la Renta Effect
September 13, 2011
A memoir written in the present tense is like a fish on a skateboard.Did Frank McCourt Invent James Frey?
July 20, 2009
- a narrow board mounted on roller-skate wheels, usually ridden while standing up
- (intr) to ride on a skateboard
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Word Origin and History for skateboard
Skateboarding requires only a tapered piece of wood flexibly mounted on roller-skate wheels and a stretch of pavement -- preferably downhill and away from traffic. ["Life," June 5, 1964]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper