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

  • n. A modified surfboard having a single sail mounted on a mast that pivots on a ball joint, ridden while standing up.
  • intransitive v. To engage in sailboarding.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A recreational device consisting of a surfboard with a small sail on a flexible mast. Also called a windsurf board.
  • v. To practice the sport of using a sailboard.


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  • "sailboard" or the "sole occupant" aboard vessels under 26 feet that are using an engine


  • On a partially terraformed Mars comfortable temperature and atmosphere, although still mostly desert a lone scientist is hunting a mysterious being across the desert, using a device best described as an anti-gravity sailboard for transportation.

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  • He was described as having a red and yellow sailboard and a dark wet suit.

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  • Whitney Whitenton of Spring, Texas turns his sailboard in Sabine Lake.

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  • Whitney Whitenton of Spring, Texas (left) prepares his sailboard while Chris Ihle of Port Arthur (right) carries his board to Sabine Lake at Pleasure Island in Port Arthur on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006.

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  • She felt as though she were bobbing lonely on the open sea, with Marion moving away in the distance like a sailboard that had been knocked out from under her.

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  • So in spite of the lowering clouds and the blustery wind, she put on her wet suit and carried her sailboard across Cornwall Avenue and through the little park to the beach.

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  • Her sailboard cut through a white-capped wave and dashed a spray of icy saltwater in her face.

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  • Veronique turned her sailboard out of the boat's path, lifting on the crest of a wave and surfing down the other side.

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  • For, like a sailboard, Marion had been both drag and lift -- responsibility and support.

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