Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A walk made of wooden planks.
  • n. A promenade, especially of planks, along a beach or waterfront.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a path for pedestrians, typically made out of wood and typically along a beach

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a walkway made of wooden boards; usually at a seaside. The more elaborate boardwalks at shore resorts are lined with many commercial retail establishments, on the side of the walk opposite the ocean.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a walkway made of wooden boards; usually at seaside

Etymologies

board + walk (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Note the boardwalk from the 1927 postcard is missing in this later photograph.

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  • Its location today is roughly marked by the entrance of the boardwalk from the beach.

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  • If the Venice boardwalk is a human circus, as many observers have described it, then the long, keyhole-shaped pier that abuts it is an angling circus, a narrow strip of concrete where the exotic and unpredictable denizens of the Pacific Ocean-needlefish have been reeled up onto the pier; occasionally someone hooks a sea lion-meet the exotic and unpredictable anglers of Los Angeles.

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  • An open restaurant on the boardwalk was a rare find, most of the food stands and caf├ęs having shuttered themselves against weather and vandalism.

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  • The Methodist-owned Association is not a municipality, but a part of Neptune Township, and the tax assessor there says that a portion of a lot (the boardwalk is all in one real estate lot) cannot be separated out for special tax treatment.

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  • The scene on the boardwalk is a remarkable one, as well.

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  • Jennifer Merritt/The Wall Street Journal Beyond the boardwalk is a creamy sand shoreline that extends north past the hotels and vacation homes to Cape Henlopen State Park's pristine beaches and old war-time watch-towers.

    Rehoboth Beach, Del.

  • "It's become a real free-for-all, really aggressive," said Therese Dietlin, who has distributed alternative political literature for nine years on the boardwalk, which is lined with cafes, medical marijuana clinics and souvenir shops.

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  • A closer study of this colorized card clearly shows planks for a wooden sidewalk, or what could actually be called a boardwalk, next to what was indicated to be Fountain Lake Drive.

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  • Just a short trip from the boardwalk was the Islanders 'moon-bounce where young fans enjoyed jumping around an Isles-themed funhouse.

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