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Definitions of skate

  1. move along on skates; " The Dutch often skate along the canals in winter"
  2. 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
  3. sports equipment that is worn on the feet to enable the wearer to glide along on wheels and to be propelled by the alternate actions of the legs
  4. To move on skates.
  5. Any one of numerous species of large, flat elasmobranch fishes of the genus Raia, having a long, slender tail, terminated by a small caudal fin. The pectoral fins, which are large and broad and united to the sides of the body and head, give a somewhat rhombic form to these fishes. The skin is more or less spinose.
  6. A metallic runner with a frame shaped to fit the sole of a shoe, - made to be fastened under the foot, and used for moving rapidly on ice.
  7. A kind of flat fish; a metallic runner with a frame shaped to it the sole of a shoe; used for gliding rapidly over ice; wheels or rollers on a frame which fits the sole of the shoe; used for gliding rapidly over any smooth surface.
  8. Skater.
  9. A kind of sandal or frame of wood with a steel ridge under it for moving on ice.
  10. SKATER, SKATING.
  11. A large fiat fish belonging to the Ray family, with spikes or thorns on the back.
  12. A large flat fish.
  13. Wooden sole with a steel ridge for gliding on ice.
  14. To move, as over ice, on skates.
  15. A flat bodied fish having a pointed snout.
  16. A contrivance for the foot, enabling one to glide rapidly over ice.
  17. A sort of sandal fitted on the boot, and furnished with a steel runner to slide over ice with.
  18. A cartilaginous fish of the ray kind.
  19. A well- known flat sea- fish having spines or thorns.
  20. A piece of wood shaped for fitting on the sole of a boot or shoe, and furnished on its under side with a slip of iron, used for moving rapidly along the surface of ice.
  21. To move along the surface of ice by means of skates.

Usage examples for skate

  1. The ice is strong enough now for you to skate, and Martin will get out the sleds for you to coast. – Just Patty by Jean Webster
  2. " Daddy," asked Hal, " what makes you warm when you run fast, or skate?" – Daddy Takes Us Skating by Howard R. Garis
  3. As soon as boys and girls are old enough to skate, they put on skees of a size appropriate to their stature, and are quite as agile and daring as their elders. – Norwegian Life by Ethlyn T. Clough
  4. But he can skate. – The Crime Doctor by Ernest William Hornung
  5. What's a skate for? – Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's by Laura Lee Hope
  6. This is a very good sauce for skate. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  7. Then it is time to learn to skate. – Peter and Polly in Winter by Rose Lucia
  8. He therefore restrained himself, and in person drew the refuse- pail from under the stall and dropped the skate into it. – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola
  9. " I have been counting on a skate with you, Hilda; you remember the last we had together? – Hildegarde's Harvest by Laura E. Richards
  10. But do you know, Danny, last summer when we used to go up there on one old broken skate they called us 'muckers. – The Rosie World by Parker Fillmore
  11. You'll skate like a bird in no time, Sis, you're so light. – Chicken Little Jane by Lily Munsell Ritchie
  12. It is, in regard to quality, inferior to that of the true skate. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  13. I could skate all night. – Winter Fun by William O. Stoddard
  14. I'm going to skate. – The Corner House Girls at School by Grace Brooks Hill
  15. They want to fish, wade, swim, and skate. – Study of Child Life by Marion Foster Washburne
  16. He was pretty badly shaken up and broke a skate strap. – Chicken Little Jane by Lily Munsell Ritchie
  17. If to fight, or write, or dress be above you, why, then, you can ride, or dance, or even skate; but do not think, as many young gentlemen are apt to believe, that talking will serve your purpose. – The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli
  18. Can she skate, Mops? – Marjorie's Busy Days by Carolyn Wells
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