boardwalk

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Etymology[edit]

The boardwalk in Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA.

board +‎ walk.

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Noun[edit]

boardwalk (plural boardwalks)

  1. A slightly elevated path for pedestrians over sandy or swampy ground, typically made out of wood; specifically (Canada, US) one running alongside a body of water or beach.
    • 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, “New Jersey reels from storm’s thrashing”, in The New York Times[1], archived from the original on 1 November 2012:
      New Jersey was reeling on Wednesday from the impact of Hurricane Sandy, which has caused catastrophic flooding here in Hoboken and in other New York City suburbs, destroyed entire neighborhoods across the state and wiped out iconic boardwalks in shore towns that had enchanted generations of vacationgoers.

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