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

Skate \Skate\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Skated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skating}.] To move on skates.

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

Skate \Skate\, noun [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.

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.

{Skate's egg}. See {Sea purse}.

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

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

Skate \Skate\ (sk[=a]t), noun [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.

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.

{Roller skate}. See under {Roller}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

skate

noun

1: 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

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

verb

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


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