Definition of bodyboard in English:

bodyboard

noun

  • A short, light type of surfboard ridden in a prone position.

    • ‘Since I was on a bodyboard and he was on a surfboard, he could cover a little more distance.’
    • ‘Of course, this is also where the bodyboard can become an essential piece of surf equipment.’
    • ‘David was on a bodyboard, being swept away before Sarah's eyes.’
    • ‘Though a bodyboard is slippery, hours of rubbing can cause rashes.’
    • ‘Instead of my usual bodyboard or kneeboard I've come equipped with a new device: a home-made handboard.’
    • ‘Some very knowledgable people say that most contemporary bodyboards for sale today ride faster when ridden upside down and backwards.’
    • ‘My brother Timmy (third of the six) played on bodyboards for a bit, but realized it was not for him.’
    • ‘My feeling is that a lot of older surfers would have much more fun riding bodyboards recreationally rather than struggling along with a longboard in surfer-choked point breaks.’
    • ‘For example, if you've painted the bottom of your bodyboard, take a picture of it and send it in.’
    • ‘I happened to have been interviewed for the article, and the e-mail box is already clogging up with a variety of feedback, some of which take me to task for my comment that bodyboards are really revolutionary.’
    • ‘The way to do this is to go to a surf or bodyboard shop which carries a wide variety of brands and sit down and try them all on.’
    • ‘The 36-year-old former centre and trained lifeguard managed to reach the boy and girl who were on bodyboards, and saved them from being swept out to sea by strong rip tide currents.’
    • ‘When bodyboards came along in the form of the original Morey Boogie, mats vanished.’
    • ‘Mr Farline said: ‘When we got there we saw a lady on a bodyboard and we saw a girl to the south of her getting buffeted by the breaking sea.’’
    • ‘Eight and a half million Americans are certified scuba divers, and at least an equal number surf, windsurf, bodyboard or surf-kayak.’
    • ‘Soft foam bodyboards and hardcore riders made them reality.’
    • ‘Mr Puri's three children, understood to be under 10, were playing on bodyboards in the Red River, which crosses the beach and flows into the sea.’
    • ‘Plus, the hostile climate for bodyboarders over the age of 20, and the relatively dormant state of bodyboards, is providing fuel for the redeveloping interest in surf mats.’
    • ‘If you do surf or bodyboard, I definitely would suggest picking this game up because it's a great way to enjoy the sport when you can't make it out to the beach.’
    • ‘Surfers with experience pre-dating bodyboards are starting to re-investigate the limits of flex with custom surfmats.’

Pronunciation

bodyboard

/ˈbɒdɪbɔːd/