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Skate Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • 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
  • 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
  • move along on skates; "The Dutch often skate along the canals in winter"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • 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 ,
  • 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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Skate Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


For the act of skating, see skating.

Skates are cartilaginous fish. They are the family Rajidae in the order Rajiformes. They are chondrichthyes, and closely related to the rays. There are more than 200 species in 27 genera.

There are two subfamilies, the hardnose skates and the softnose skates.

Skates are a bit like stingrays (they are in the same group), but they are usually smaller with shorter, thicker tails. There is also a difference: skates do not have stingers. Instead, their tails are thicker, with small "thorns" along the edges. At the base of the tail is a set of extra fins, too.



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'Skate' example sentence in quotations


* Happy During high school, I played junior hockey and still hold two league records most time spent in the penalty box and I was the only guy to ever take off his skate and try to stab somebody. - Happy Gilmore

* I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been. - Wayne Gretzky

* You know how to paint a room real fast Just put paint rollers on your feet and somehow figure out how to skate up the walls and across the ceiling. - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts


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Skate Sample Sentences in News


  • Skate Park Open Day on November 1
    The Elles Road Skate Park will hold an open day on Saturday, November 1 that will include demonstrations, competitions, a barbeque and a DJ. Read more on this news related to 'Skate'
  • Long-awaited skate bowl to be built in Burton
    Almost four years after the Vashon Park District received a King County grant to build an outdoor skatepark, commissioners have voted to move ahead with the project, and construction of a skate bowl at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center (BARC) is expected to begin soon Read more on this news related to 'Skate'
  • Freak skate cut puts Stars' Patrik Nemeth out for regular season, possibly playoffs
    Severe lacerations to Patrik Nemeth's arm have ended his regular season. Read more on this news related to 'Skate'

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