Definition of bellyboard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɛlɪbɔːd/


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
  • Not all surfboard manufacturers made Bellyboards.
  • The bellyboard is painstakingly hand sanded and polished to a beautiful sheen using linseed oil, turps and beeswax.
  • These beautiful precursors to the bellyboard were also known as "hotel boards" because they were loaned by the hotels to their guests for personal use.



Example sentences
  • Wetsuits are banned and the retro look is de rigueur at the contest where there is a prize for the most nattily dressed bellyboarder.
  • Here's to all the bellyboarders braving the rain today down at Chapelporth.
  • The bellyboarder catches the wave by holding on to the nose of the bellyboard with one hand and paddling hard with the other hand.


Example sentences
  • A record-breaking number of brave folk donned vintage bathing suits to go bellyboarding in Cornwall for the world championships.
  • Watching him made me want to try bellyboarding.
  • 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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