figure skating


: skating characterized by the performance of various jumps, spins, and dance movements and formerly by the tracing of prescribed figures
figure skater noun

Examples of figure skating in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of figure skating was in 1852

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Cite this Entry

“Figure skating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

figure skating

: skating in which the skaters move in exact patterns and also perform various jumps and turns

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