figure skating

noun
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of 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

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First Known Use of figure skating

1852

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Definition of figure skating for English Language Learners

  • : ice-skating in which the skaters perform various jumps, spins, and dance movements


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