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skateboarding

[skeyt-bawr-ding, -bohr-] /ˈskeɪtˌbɔr dɪŋ, -ˌboʊr-/
noun
1.
the sport of riding a skateboard.
Also called skurfing.
Origin of skateboarding
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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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, 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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