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windsurfing

[wind-sur-fing] /ˈwɪndˌsɜr fɪŋ/
noun
1.
a form of sailing in which a flexible sail, free to move in any direction, is mounted on a surfboard and the craft guided by the standing rider.
Also called sailboarding, windsailing [wind-sey-ling] /ˈwɪndˌseɪ lɪŋ/ (Show IPA).
Origin of windsurfing
1965-1970
1965-70; wind1 + surf + -ing1

windsurf

[wind-surf] /ˈwɪndˌsɜrf/
verb (used without object)
1.
to engage in windsurfing.
Origin
1965-70; wind1 + surf
Related forms
windsurfer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for windsurfing

windsurfing

/ˈwɪndˌsɜːfɪŋ/
noun
1.
the sport of sailing standing up on a sailboard that is equipped with a mast, sail, and wishbone boom Also called boardsailing, sailboarding

windsurf

/ˈwɪndˌsɜːf/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to take part in the sport of windsurfing
Derived Forms
windsurfer, noun
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Word Origin and History for windsurfing

windsurf

v.

also wind-surf, 1969, from wind (n.1) + surf (v.). Related: Windsurfed; windsurfing.

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