skate

Skates are things you wear on your feet so you can roll around a roller rink or glide across an icy pond. Roller skates have wheels on the bottom, and ice skates have metal blades.

When you lace up your skates and start moving over the ice, you skate. You also skate when you head down the street to your friend's house on your skates—or on your skateboard. A totally different kind of skate is the sea creature that looks like a sting ray, with a wide, flat body. The sporting equipment kind of skate comes from a Germanic root meaning "thing that shakes or moves fast."

Primary Meanings of skate

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sports equipment that is worn on the feet to enable the wearer to glide along and to be propelled by the alternate actions of the legs
move along on skates
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large edible rays having a long snout and thick tail with pectoral fins continuous with the head; swim by undulating the edges of the pectoral fins
Full Definitions of skate
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n sports equipment that is worn on the feet to enable the wearer to glide along and to be propelled by the alternate actions of the legs

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ice skate
skate consisting of a boot with a steel blade fitted to the sole
in-line skate
a shoe with a line of rollers fixed to the sole
roller skate
a shoe with pairs of rollers fixed to the sole
figure skate
an ice skate worn for figure skating; has a slightly curved blade and a row of jagged points at the front of the blade
hockey skate
an ice skate worn for playing hockey; has a short blade and a strong boot to protect the feet and ankles
rocker
an ice skate with a curved blade
Rollerblade
(trademark) an in-line skate
racing skate, speed skate
an ice skate with a long blade; worn for racing
Type of:
sports equipment
equipment needed to participate in a particular sport

v move along on skates

“The Dutch often skate along the canals in winter”
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ice skate
move along on ice skates
figure skate
dance on skates
roller skate
travel on shoes with steel or rubber rollers attached to their soles
skateboard
ride on a flat board with rollers attached to the bottom
Rollerblade
travel on shoes with a single line of rubber wheels attached to their soles
spread-eagle
execute a spread eagle on skates, with arms and legs stretched out
Type of:
glide
move smoothly and effortlessly
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n large edible rays having a long snout and thick tail with pectoral fins continuous with the head; swim by undulating the edges of the pectoral fins

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Raja batis, gray skate, grey skate
common European skate used as food
Raja erinacea, little skate
most plentiful skate in North American inshore waters in summer; to 21 inches
Raja radiata, thorny skate
cold-water bottom fish with spines on the back; to 40 inches
Raja laevis, barndoor skate
one of the largest skates (to 5 feet); an active skate easy to hook
Type of:
ray
cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins

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