Definitions

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  • n. A type of surfboard which is about 6 to 7 feet long (boards are always measured in feet, even in metric countries), and with a tapered pointy nose.

Etymologies

Such a board is "short" in comparison to a longboard and the longer style boards which preceded the shortboard historically. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Neither longboard nor shortboard, it was eight feet long and as oval as a platter.

    Kook

  • A shortboard just requires some different techniques.

    Kook

  • Tiny eight-year-old on the smallest shortboard on earth.

    Kook

  • A shortboard, as I was learning every day out at the Cliffs, demanded a lot more effort than a longboard.

    Kook

  • He decided on his shortboard, but I unsheathed the gun, the 7–6 single-fin Bruno had made for just this.

    Kook

  • A few days later, I paddled up to a Mexican sitting on his shortboard staring gravely out to sea.

    Kook

  • I ran into the shallow water, hugged the face of the first protecting boulder like a SWAT trooper, holding a shortboard instead of a rifle.

    Kook

  • After James left, I retired the 6–4 for a while, the one with four fins, and pulled out a standard 6–7 shortboard thruster, which was faster.

    Kook

  • I was just starting to get it—around the time I decided I would step up, or down, to a shortboard.

    Kook

  • Now, on this hot August evening, he disappeared inside his shop and came back out with a freshly glassed and sanded shortboard.

    Kook

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