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skateboard Line breaks: skate|board
Pronunciation: /ˈskeɪtbɔːd/

Definition of skateboard in English:

noun

A short narrow board with two small wheels fixed to the bottom of either end, on which a person can ride in a standing or crouching position, propelling themselves by occasionally pushing one foot against the ground.
Example sentences
  • Carlo will only ride the skateboard in a seated position with his knees under his chin and only indoors.
  • All we could hear around us was the sound of skateboards and feet hitting the ground somewhere in the distance, somewhere behind us.
  • He angled his skateboard to the ground and pushed off, skating towards the school.

verb

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Ride on a skateboard: he was skateboarding along the side of the road with another teenage boy teenagers in Day-Glo shorts skateboard home from an evening out
More example sentences
  • I skateboarded to work.
  • I have skateboarded down Dunedin's Clyde St hill twice: the first time I ended up in a heap against a car and the second time I was dressed entirely in black and it was night and I survived with a large grin
  • Sometimes he skateboarded in the middle of the night.

Derivatives

skateboarder

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noun
Example sentences
  • There was something anarchic about the early generation of skateboarders, BMX riders and snowboarders.
  • He was the first skateboarder to earn $1m a year.
  • Everyone else was wearing boring old tennis clothes but I was dressed like a 14-year-old skateboarder.

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