- the sport of riding a skateboard.
Origin of skateboarding
Also called skurfing.
- 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 skateboarding
There are photos of what looks like a scruffy Californian kid in a T-shirt, taking a break from skateboarding.The Dark Rock Star Fantasy of Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane
September 24, 2014
Skateboarding is not a crime—though skateboarding on subway platforms is probably frowned upon.Viral Video of the Day: Subway Skaters Jump the Tracks
June 24, 2014
As he grew older he was more interested in skateboarding, drinking, and girls than college.Hollywood’s Reluctant Leading Man
August 18, 2011
- a narrow board mounted on roller-skate wheels, usually ridden while standing up
- (intr) to ride on a skateboard
Word Origin and History for skateboarding
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