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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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Examples for skateboard
  • They might skateboard on weekends or take flamenco lessons.
  • Some banged together skateboard ramps with salvaged plywood.
  • skateboard manufacturers are catering to the new rollers.
  • The kickboard is an unholy combination of skateboard and scooter geared toward stunts.
  • Other park amenities include a playground, water spray park, skateboard park and fitness course.
  • They offer walking trails and paths, swimming, and skate and skateboard facilities.
  • Because skateboard wheels roll on ball bearings, the friction will be low.
British Dictionary definitions for skateboard

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 skateboard
skateboard
1964, from skate (v.) on model of surfboard. The phenomenon began c.1963 in southern California.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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