[surf-bawrd, -bohrd]


a long, narrow board on which a person stands or lies prone in surfboarding.

verb (used without object)

to ride a surfboard.

Origin of surfboard

First recorded in 1820–30; surf + board Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for surfboard

Contemporary Examples of surfboard

  • Another piece, a print, shows a surfboard emblazoned with a militaristic “U.S.A.,” a beach bomber ready for action.

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    Awesome Surf Art

    Brian Thomas Gallagher

    July 1, 2010

  • Then, Barbie surfboard tucked under one arm, she marched off to kick some ass.

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    Surf Girls: The Next Wave

    Nicole LaPorte

    August 30, 2009

Historical Examples of surfboard

British Dictionary definitions for surfboard



a long narrow board used in surfing
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