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figure skate

noun

Simple Definition of figure skate

  • : a special skate that is used for figure skating

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of figure skate

  1. :  a special skate that is used for figure skating

Word by Word Definitions

figureplay
  1. :  a number symbol :  numeral, digit

    :  arithmetical calculations

    :  a written or printed character

  1. :  to represent by or as if by a figure or outline

    :  to decorate with a pattern

    :  to write figures over or under (the bass) in order to indicate the accompanying chords

skateplay
  1. :  any of a family (Rajidae, especially genus Raja) of rays with the pectoral fins greatly developed giving the fish a flat diamond shape

  1. :  a metal frame that can be fitted to the sole of a shoe and to which is attached a runner or a set of wheels for gliding over ice or a surface other than ice

    :  roller skate

    :  in-line skate

  1. :  to glide along on skates propelled by the alternate action of the legs

    :  to slip or glide as if on skates

    :  to proceed in a superficial or blithe manner

  1. :  a thin awkward-looking or decrepit horse :  nag

    :  fellow


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