skateboard

[ skeyt-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈskeɪtˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /

noun

a device for riding upon, usually while standing, consisting of a short, oblong piece of wood, plastic, fiberglass, or aluminum mounted on large roller-skate wheels, used on smooth surfaces and requiring better balance on the part of the rider than ordinary roller skates do: Skateboards were pretty “primitive” back in the sixties.

verb (used without object)

to ride a skateboard: She skateboarded during her lunch break nearly every day.

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Origin of skateboard

First recorded in 1960–65; skate1 + board

OTHER WORDS FROM skateboard

skateboarder, nounskateboarding, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for skateboard

skateboard
/ (ˈskeɪtˌbɔːd) /

noun

a narrow board mounted on roller-skate wheels, usually ridden while standing up

verb

(intr) to ride on a skateboard

Derived forms of skateboard

skateboarder, nounskateboarding, noun
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