a walkway made of wooden boards often at a seaside The more fancy boardwalks at shore resorts tend to be lined with several commercial retail organizations quietly for the walk opposite the ocean
- a walkway made from wood boards; often at seaside
"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.
The world dumped her on top of a pile of sand near the boardwalk with the angry black sea roaring behind her.