from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A very short surfboard with one straight end, ridden usually by lying on one's chest.
- intransitive v. To surf on a bodyboard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A piece of foam, usually rectangular in shape, upon which one sits or lays when bodyboarding
- v. To surf riding a bodyboard
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Riley Thornton, 5, of Lufkin floats on his bodyboard over North Gayle Street in Gilchrist after flooding covered the Bolivar Peninsula street.
These days, the coolest way to get that adrenaline pumping is to catch a ride on a river bodyboard-a sleek, lightweight craft that sends you flying downstream at up to 25 miles per hour.
So far, the boards are available only in California, where you can now sign up for a river-bodyboard expedition with trained experts.
"It's like the hang gliding of water sports," says river-bodyboard enthusiast Erik Fair, sounding as if he's also spent some time surfing.
With its body-hugging grooves and easy-to-grasp handles, the $224 river bodyboard makes it possible to ride big rapids safely without having to sit inside some confining raft or kayak.
By contrast, the Airboard -- aka the "bodyboard for the snow" -- is cushioned and smooth.
The wave slammed down on me, tumbled me end over end like an insane washing machine, and next thing I knew I was on my back being literally dragged along the bottom with my buoyant bodyboard pressing down on top of me.
Knowing that what was coming would be bad, I duck-dove as deeply as I could then wrapped my arms around my bodyboard.
Being a member of the "Church of Latter Day Surf", we reccommend ALWAYS having a surfboard or bodyboard ready for the big wave.
She was caught with 4.1kg of cannabis in her unlocked bodyboard bag in Bali airport.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.