Definition of skateboard in English:


Syllabification: skate·board
Pronunciation: /ˈskātˌbôrd


  • A short narrow board with two small wheels fixed to the bottom of either end, on which (as a recreation or sport) a person can ride in a standing or crouching position, propelling themselves by occasionally pushing one foot against the ground.
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    • 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.


[no object] (often as noun skateboarding) Back to top  
  • Ride on a skateboard.
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    • People see skateboarding as cool, and they want to ride on the coattails of it.
    • And when he is not playing football, or skateboarding he particularly enjoys listening to Elvis.
    • She said she hoped the new facilities would stop young people from skating and skateboarding in town centre streets.



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  • 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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