Meaning of “surfboard” in the English Dictionary

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"surfboard" in British English

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surfboardnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsɜːf.bɔːd/ us /ˈsɝːf.bɔːrd/

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  • A thick surfboard floats well. 
  • And, you don’t want their surfboards to hit you! 
  • First, a new surfer has to choose the right surfboard. 
  • In Australia, he made a surfboard out of a tree. 
  • It is difficult to keep your balance on a surfboard. 
  • It is important to have the right size surfboard when you are learning to surf. 
  • It should be long and thick because a long, thick surfboard floats very well. 
  • It was easier to take a surfboard from beach to beach in California and look for good waves. 
  • So, in the 1920s, some people made new, bigger surfboards. 
  • There is also a competition for people surfing with their dogs, on the same surfboard. 
  • When you see a wave come, paddle until the wave is under the surfboard, and then pop up. 
  • You are going to fall, and you don’t want to lose your surfboard. 
  • You don’t want to hit other surfers with your surfboard. 

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

"surfboard" in American English

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surfboardnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsɜrfˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/

a long, narrow board made of wood or plastic that you can stand on to ride on waves as they come toward the beach

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