Meaning of “skateboard” in the English Dictionary

"skateboard" in British English

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skateboardnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈskeɪt.bɔːd/ us /ˈskeɪt.bɔːrd/
skateboard
verb [ I ]
skateboarder
noun [ C ] uk /ˈskeɪtˌbɔː.dər/ us /ˈskeɪtˌbɔːr.dɚ/

Examples from literature

  • In Japan, some people skateboard quickly down a hill while ironing! 
  • Many surfers started surfing the sidewalks on skateboards. 
  • Skateboards were invented in California, USA, in the 1950s, when some surfers put wheels on boards! 
  • Today, there are many different kinds of skateboards. 

(Definition of “skateboard” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"skateboard" in American English

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skateboardnoun [ C ]

us /ˈskeɪtˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/

a short, flat board with small wheels under each end which a person stands on and moves forward by pushing one foot on the ground

skateboard
verb [ I ] us /ˈskeɪtˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/

He skateboards to school sometimes.

(Definition of “skateboard” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)