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bellyboard

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɛlɪbɔːd
 
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Definition of bellyboard in English:

noun

A small surfboard ridden in a prone position: the kids were up early to hit the surf, decked out with buckets, spades, and bellyboards
More example sentences
  • You can hire Malibu boards and the more popular traditional plywood belly-boards from local shops.
  • I rode a Styrofoam bellyboard, one of the cheap flimsy types you can find in tourist shops.
  • The board you've bought is a bellyboard, used in waves and very popular in England from the 1930s onwards.

Derivatives

bellyboarder

1
noun
Example sentences
  • A trio of bellyboarders waits for the next set of waves to roll in.
  • The bellyboarder got the ride of his life.
  • The bellyboarder catches the wave by holding on to the nose of the bellyboard with one hand and paddling hard with the other hand.

bellyboarding

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Because of surfing's renewed popularity, a sport called bellyboarding was also revived.
  • I believe there's a small group of enthusiasts out there who still know what the art of bellyboarding and bodysurfing is all about.
  • This photo from The Christie Archive shows Agatha & Archie Christie all suited up and ready for a spot of bellyboarding and surf bathing during their trip to South Africa in 1922.

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