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skateboarding

[skeyt-bawr-ding, -bohr-] /ˈskeɪtˌbɔr dɪŋ, -ˌboʊr-/
noun
1.
the sport of riding a skateboard.
Also called skurfing.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; skateboard + -ing1

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
1960-65; skate1 + board
Related forms
skateboarder, noun
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Examples for skateboarding
  • skateboarding, once a fad, is now a national turn-on.
  • The government doesn't approve of skateboarding and riding in public places because of the physical damage the kids cause.
  • skateboarding, once a fad, is now a national turn-on.
  • Before writing about technology, he covered snowboarding and skateboarding as a journalist and worked in the music industry.
  • skateboarding is enthusiastically and regularly participated in by a significant number of residents.
  • The park is for skateboarding and in-line skating only.
  • Experienced instructors provide step-by-step instructions on how to safely get up and begin skateboarding.
  • Skating and skateboarding are inherently risky activities.
  • There appears to be a renewed interest in skateboarding.
  • skateboarding, skating and freestyle bicycling are potentially hazardous recreational activities.
British Dictionary definitions for skateboarding

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 skateboarding
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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