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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


  • Wade Oval's skating rink opens
    Get ready to skate! The Rink at Wade Oval will open for the season on Friday, November 28. Admission is $2 and skate rentals are $3. Read more on this news related to 'Skate'
  • St. Paul Getting Into The Holiday Spirit
    Winter Skate at Rice Park in St. Paul is officially open for business. The European Christmas Market starts Friday at 2 p.m. Read more on this news related to 'Skate'
  • Skate park closed for repairs
    The Idyllwild Skate Park, which opened in 2004, is closed until further notice until sufficient funds are raised to complete a full rehabilitation of all ramp surfaces. Chris Trout, spokesperson for the Idyllwild Community Center, explained that the ICC Program and Activities Committee asked American Ramp Company, the original ramp designers, to exam the ramp Read more on this news related to 'Skate'

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