Antedating of "Skateboard"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jul 17 12:26:45 UTC 2010

skateboard (OED 1964)

1959 _Pasadena Independent_ 29 May 13 (Newspaperarchive)  The popularity of the "skateboard," however, will vary in some sort of proportion to the number of scrapes, breaks and bruises that the surfers suffer, for they're rolling on pavement, not water.

Fred Shapiro

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