Definition of skateboard in US English:

skateboard

noun

  • A short narrow board with two small wheels fixed to the bottom of either end, on which (as a recreation or sport) a person can ride in a standing or crouching position, propelling themselves by occasionally pushing one foot against the ground.

    • ‘They showed up on foot, bike and skateboards, with signs, banners, puppets and costumes.’
    • ‘Last year the skateboard World Cup was held at the London Arena.’
    • ‘As a 13-year-old, when most kids are thinking about skateboards or surfboards, what made you want to ride bulls?’
    • ‘Their songs don't revolve around high school crushes, they don't ride skateboards in their videos and they haven't rushed into playing the country's arena circuit.’
    • ‘He angled his skateboard to the ground and pushed off, skating towards the school.’
    • ‘Standing about five feet away are two younger guys with skateboards, also waiting for the bus.’
    • ‘All we could hear around us was the sound of skateboards and feet hitting the ground somewhere in the distance, somewhere behind us.’
    • ‘Tommy was putting on new wheels to his skateboard, and Jeff was smoking a cig.’
    • ‘You might have noticed more and more people of all ages gliding down the streets on skateboards, sliding along walls and flicking and spinning their boards with various degrees of success.’
    • ‘We were riding our skateboards to school, and I found Mary's necklace!’
    • ‘As soon as I pushed off the ground on my skateboard I felt all the tension leave my body.’
    • ‘At least I'm not riding around on a skateboard with my own name on the bottom of it.’
    • ‘The pivotal moment came, we're told, when newfangled plastic wheels made skateboards infinitely faster and smoother than they'd ever been before.’
    • ‘Carlo will only ride the skateboard in a seated position with his knees under his chin and only indoors.’
    • ‘Ben planted his foot onto the skateboard and began to soar down the block.’
    • ‘He suffered from asthma, but lived life to the full, playing the drums in a band and riding his skateboard.’
    • ‘I grabbed my skateboard and boarded alongside Rachel on the way to her house.’
    • ‘And as always, his obsession with skateboards and skate parks were manifest in his attire.’
    • ‘Marshall pushed his skateboard behind Jade and slid his arms around her petite waist.’
    • ‘Essentially, this was to be a skatepark designed and built by people who do not ride skateboards.’

verb

[no object]
  • Ride on a skateboard.

    ‘he was skateboarding along the side of the road with another teenage boy’
    • ‘At present the children are skateboarding on the public highway outside residents' properties.’
    • ‘He had seen a number of people skateboarding around the tourist office in Lyster Square.’
    • ‘He said the fencing had been repeatedly removed from its correct position by skateboarders wanting to skateboard in the area.’
    • ‘Sometimes he skateboarded in the middle of the night.’
    • ‘Hope has just spent the morning skateboarding, so his composure is relaxed.’
    • ‘We skateboarded, listed to rock, and then everyone learned how to play instruments.’
    • ‘She said she hoped the new facilities would stop young people from skating and skateboarding in town centre streets.’
    • ‘He was skateboarding near Clifford's Tower with a friend when they were approached by a group of youths.’
    • ‘The 28 - year-old was awarded the prize for his large-scale wall paintings, all related to his obsession with the post-war architecture he saw in Glasgow when he skateboarded as a child.’
    • ‘Jacob and I decided to go skateboarding and all the other guys left to go paint balling.’
    • ‘I have skateboarded down Dunedin's Clyde St hill twice: the first time I ended up in a heap against a car and the second time I was dressed entirely in black and it was night and I survived with a large grin’
    • ‘The only people there who did not seem to notice our presence were the gang of kids skateboarding around by the bus shelter.’
    • ‘When he is not playing football or skateboarding he particularly enjoys listening to Elvis.’
    • ‘I skateboarded to work.’
    • ‘"They deserve a place to skateboard," said Mrs Aspinall.’

Pronunciation

skateboard

/ˈskeɪtbɔrd//ˈskātbôrd/