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boardwalk (n.)

"walkway made of boards," 1864, American English, from board (n.1) + walk (n.). As a seaside attraction from 1881, first in reference to Atlantic City, N.J.

updated on October 05, 2012

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Definitions of boardwalk from WordNet

boardwalk (n.)
a walkway made of wooden boards; usually at seaside;
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