Definition of bellyboard in English:

bellyboard

noun

  • A small surfboard ridden in a prone position.

    ‘the kids were up early to hit the surf, decked out with buckets, spades, and bellyboards’
    • ‘I rode a Styrofoam bellyboard, one of the cheap flimsy types you can find in tourist shops.’
    • ‘Conversely, some bellyboards were like shorter versions of stand-up boards.’
    • ‘I practised on my bellyboard, and was surprised at how not scary it was.’
    • ‘I'm thinking of making a bellyboard just as a novelty and to pass away a few hours (not neglecting my standup).’
    • ‘I had won a fine pair of vintage trunks on ebay that were the inspiration behind the paintjob for my bellyboard.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The board you've bought is a bellyboard, used in waves and very popular in England from the 1930s onwards.’
    • ‘Not all surfboard manufacturers made Bellyboards.’
    • ‘My Other Half, who normally surfs a longboard and looked down his nose at my foam boogieboard, tried my bellyboard once and was hooked!’
    • ‘The bellyboard is painstakingly hand sanded and polished to a beautiful sheen using linseed oil, turps and beeswax.’
    • ‘You can hire Malibu boards and the more popular traditional plywood belly-boards from local shops.’
    • ‘I was on my way with my bellyboard but then chickened out.’
    • ‘Modern surfing techniques as well as the modern stand-up board, nonetheless, were influenced by the bellyboard.’
    • ‘In the southwest of England through the counties of Devon and Cornwall, these bellyboards are still in wide use, even so much as to have their own championships and organisation.’

Pronunciation

bellyboard

/ˈbɛlɪbɔːd/