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[bawrd-wawk, bohrd-]
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  1. a promenade made of wooden boards, usually along a beach or shore.
  2. any walk made of boards or planks.
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Origin of boardwalk

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; board + walk
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Related Words for boardwalk

boulevard, trail, track, course, street, path, road, mall, deck, boardwalk, pavement, walkway, parade, esplanade, walk, avenue, catwalk, court, passage, platform

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Historical Examples of boardwalk

  • They had come back to the boardwalk which marked the parting of the ways for them.

    The Highgrader

    William MacLeod Raine

  • A quick step on the boardwalk behind her caught the girl's attention.

    The Highgrader

    William MacLeod Raine

  • He overtook Burleigh on the boardwalk in front and went straight to the point.

    Warrior Gap

    Charles King

  • There is an excellent store on the Boardwalk and we found another in Omaha.

    The Dude Wrangler

    Caroline Lockhart

  • Why does the boardwalk hurt the feet?Why is the seaweed green?

British Dictionary definitions for boardwalk


  1. US and Canadian a promenade, esp along a beach, usually made of planks
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for boardwalk


"walkway made of boards," 1864, American English, from board (n.1) + walk (n.). As a seaside attraction from 1881, first in reference to Atlantic City, N.J.

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