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Definition of SKATE

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Skate \Skate\ (sk[=a]t), n. [D. schaats. Cf. {Scatches}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

           Batavia rushes forth; and as they sweep, On sounding skates, a thousand different ways, In circling poise, swift as the winds, along, The then gay land is maddened all to joy. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

     {Roller skate}. See under {Roller}.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Skate \Skate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Skated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skating}.] To move on skates. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Skate \Skate\, n. [Icel. skata; cf. Prov. G. schatten, meer-schatten, L. squatus, squatina, and E. shad.] (Zool.) 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. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Some of the species are used for food, as the European blue or gray skate ({Raia batis}), which sometimes weighs nearly 200 pounds. The American smooth, or barn-door, skate ({Raia laevis}) is also a large species, often becoming three or four feet across. The common spiny skate ({Raia erinacea}) is much smaller. [1913 Webster]

     {Skate's egg}. See {Sea purse}.

     {Skate sucker}, any marine leech of the genus {Pontobdella}, parasitic on skates. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

35 Moby Thesaurus words for "skate":
     Reptilia, bloke, boy, buck, chap, coast, fellow, flit, flow, fly, gent, gentleman, glide, glissade, guy, ice skates, ice-skate, man, roller skates, roller-skate, sail, sideslip, skateboard, skates, ski, skid, skim, sled, sleigh, slide, slip, slither, snowshoes, sweep, toboggan


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