Definitions for surfboardˈsɜrfˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

surf•boardˈsɜrfˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd(n.)

  1. a long, narrow board on which a person stands and rides the crest of a breaking wave toward the shore in surfing.

    Category: Sport

  2. (v.i.)to ride a surfboard.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. surfboard(verb)

    a narrow buoyant board for riding surf

  2. surfboard, surf(verb)

    ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard

    "Californians love to surf"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. surfboard(noun)ˈsɜrfˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd

    a long board that you stand on to ride waves


  1. surfboard(Noun)

    A shaped waterproof plank, usually made of wood or foam and reinforced plastic, used to surf on waves.

  2. surfboard(Verb)

    To use a surfboard; to surf.

  3. Origin: surf + board


  1. Surfboard

    A surfboard is an elongated platform used in the sport of surfing. Surfboards are relatively light, but are strong enough to support an individual standing on them while riding a breaking wave. They were invented in ancient Hawaii, where they were known as papa he'e nalu in the Hawaiian language; they were usually made of wood from local trees, such as koa, and were often over 15 feet in length and extremely heavy. Major advances over the years include the addition of one or more fins on the bottom rear of the board to improve directional stability, and numerous improvements in materials and shape. Modern surfboards are made of polyurethane or polystyrene foam covered with layers of fiberglass, cloth and polyester or epoxy resin. The result is a light and strong surfboard that is buoyant and maneuverable. Recent developments in surfboard technology have included the use of carbon fiber. Each year, approximately 400,000 surfboards are manufactured. Longboards, as the name suggests, are longer, and are also thicker and wider, with a more rounded nose than a shortboard, making them stable and buoyant. Shortboards are shorter, thinner, and have a more pointed nose. They are not as wide as longboards and are typically more maneuverable.

Translations for surfboard

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a board on which a bather rides towards shore on the surf.

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