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boardwalk

[bawrd-wawk, bohrd-] /ˈbɔrdˌwɔk, ˈboʊrd-/
noun
1.
a promenade made of wooden boards, usually along a beach or shore.
2.
any walk made of boards or planks.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism; board + walk
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British Dictionary definitions for board walk

boardwalk

/ˈbɔːdˌwɔːk/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a promenade, esp along a beach, usually made of planks
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Word Origin and History for board walk

boardwalk

n.

"walkway made of boards," 1864, American English, from board (n.1) + walk (n.). As a seaside attraction from 1881, first in reference to Atlantic City, N.J.

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