windsurfing

[ wind-sur-fing ]
/ ˈwɪndˌsɜr fɪŋ /

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.

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  2. windstorm,
  3. windsucker,
  4. windsurf,
  5. windsurfer,
  6. windswept,
  7. windtight,
  8. windup,
  9. windward,
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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 ]
/ ˈwɪndˌsɜrf /

verb (used without object)

to engage in windsurfing.

Origin of windsurf

First recorded in 1965–70; wind1 + surf

Related formswind·surf·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for windsurfing

windsurfing

/ (ˈwɪndˌsɜːfɪŋ) /

noun

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

windsurf

/ (ˈwɪndˌsɜːf) /

verb

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

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Word Origin and History for windsurfing

windsurf

v.

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

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