Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A very short surfboard, typically having a straight front end and no fins and ridden by lying on one's chest.
  • intransitive verb To surf on a bodyboard.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A piece of foam, usually rectangular in shape, upon which one sits or lays when bodyboarding
  • verb To surf riding a bodyboard

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Examples

  • Riley Thornton, 5, of Lufkin floats on his bodyboard over North Gayle Street in Gilchrist after flooding covered the Bolivar Peninsula street.

    Flash flooding

  • Riley Thornton, 5, of Lufkin floats on his bodyboard over North Gayle Street in Gilchrist after flooding covered the Bolivar Peninsula street.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • So far, the boards are available only in California, where you can now sign up for a river-bodyboard expedition with trained experts.

    Hey Dude, Let's Catch Some Rapids

  • "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.

    Hey Dude, Let's Catch Some Rapids

  • 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.

    Hey Dude, Let's Catch Some Rapids

  • 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.

    Hey Dude, Let's Catch Some Rapids

  • By contrast, the Airboard -- aka the "bodyboard for the snow" -- is cushioned and smooth.

    Test-Driving a Sno-Park Maserati

  • Knowing that what was coming would be bad, I duck-dove as deeply as I could then wrapped my arms around my bodyboard.

    Saturday surf blogging...!

  • 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.

    Saturday surf blogging...!

  • Knowing that what was coming would be bad, I duck-dove as deeply as I could then wrapped my arms around my bodyboard.

    Saturday surf blogging...!

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