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skateboard

[skeyt-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈskeɪtˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
noun
1.
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.
verb (used without object)
2.
to ride a skateboard.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; skate1 + board
Related forms
skateboarder, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for skate-board

skateboard

/ˈskeɪtˌbɔːd/
noun
1.
a narrow board mounted on roller-skate wheels, usually ridden while standing up
verb
2.
(intransitive) to ride on a skateboard
Derived Forms
skateboarder, noun
skateboarding, noun
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Word Origin and History for skate-board

skateboard

1964, noun and verb, from skate (v.) on model of surfboard. The phenomenon began c.1963 in southern California and was nationwide the following summer.

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]

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