windsurfing

[wind-sur-fing]

noun

a form of sailing in which a flexible sail, free to move in any direction, is mounted on a surfboard and the craft guided by the standing rider.

Origin of windsurfing

First recorded in 1965–70; wind1 + surf + -ing1
Also called sailboarding, wind·sail·ing [wind-sey-ling] /ˈwɪndˌseɪ lɪŋ/.

windsurf

[wind-surf]

verb (used without object)

to engage in windsurfing.

Origin of windsurf

First recorded in 1965–70; wind1 + surf
Related formswind·surf·er, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for windsurfing

windsurfing

noun

the sport of sailing standing up on a sailboard that is equipped with a mast, sail, and wishbone boomAlso called: boardsailing, sailboarding

windsurf

verb

(intr) to take part in the sport of windsurfing
Derived Formswindsurfer, noun
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 windsurfing

windsurf

v.

also wind-surf, 1969, from wind (n.1) + surf (v.). Related: Windsurfed; windsurfing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper