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wakeboarding

Line breaks: wake|board|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈweɪkbɔːdɪŋ
 
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Definition of wakeboarding in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The sport of riding on a short, wide board resembling a surfboard and performing acrobatic manoeuvres while being towed behind a motor boat.
Example sentences
  • Kite surfing fuses some of the skills of surfing, wind surfing and wakeboarding.
  • On offer at this little slice of heaven is water-skiing, wakeboarding, and knee boarding.
  • But while Lewis likes skiing and will teach it if asked, wakeboarding is the sport of the future, he said.

Origin

1990s: from wake2, on the pattern of surfboarding.

Derivatives

wakeboard

1
noun

wakeboarder

2
noun
Example sentences
  • The usual mechanism for this injury is the edge of the wakeboard catching the water and suddenly stopping and decelerating the wakeboarder.
  • The world's best male and female wakeboarders packed Long Beach Marine Stadium today, as an enthusiastic crowd of 6,350 enjoyed its first ever X Games Wakeboard competition.
  • An avid water skier, wakeboarder and slalom waterskier, Benshoof sustained a serious cut to his head while water skiing in August 2000.

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