Definition of skateboard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskeɪtbɔːd/


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.


[no object]
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
  • 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.
  • He had seen a number of people skateboarding around the tourist office in Lyster Square.

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