snowboard

A snowboard is very similar to a surfboard, but it's for standing on and sliding down a snowy mountain. If you visit a ski resort, you'll see many people zipping down the slopes on snowboards.

The equipment that you use for surfing down snow-covered hills is called a snowboard, and you can also use the word as a verb: many teenagers love to snowboard during the winter. Snowboarders usually wear helmets and strap their snowboards to their boots. They often fly down mountains alongside skiers, and they tend to fall down much more often. Snowboards, along with the word itself, became popular in the 1980's.

Definitions of snowboard
  1. noun
    a board that resembles a broad ski or a small surfboard; used in a standing position to slide down snow-covered slopes
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    type of:
    board
    a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose
  2. verb
    glide down a snow-covered slope while standing on a board
    “The children love to snowboard in winter”
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    type of:
    glide
    move smoothly and effortlessly
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