ice-skate

verb
\ ˈī(s)-ˌskāt How to pronounce ice-skate (audio) \
ice-skated; ice-skating; ice-skates

Definition of ice-skate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to skate on ice

ice skate

noun

Definition of ice skate (Entry 2 of 2)

: a shoe with a metal runner attached for ice-skating

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Other Words from ice-skate

Verb

ice-skater \ ˈī(s)-​ˌskā-​tər How to pronounce ice-skater (audio) \ noun

Examples of ice-skate in a Sentence

Noun

a pair of ice skates

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Other items offered in his divorce auction included a jock strap from Cinderella Man, a fully functioning Roman chariot from Gladiator, and ice skates Crowe wore for the film Mystery, Alaska. Rachel Yang, EW.com, "Russell Crowe once drunkenly bought a dinosaur head from Leonardo DiCaprio," 20 June 2019 Mia ice skates, collects fairy figurines and dotes on her pets — a dog, frogs and a tarantula. Teresa Watanabe, San Diego Union-Tribune, "A sixth-grader was sick of coloring. So she skipped six grades to attend Cal State L.A.," 26 Apr. 2019 Friction helps us understand why ice skates can glide faster and faster when moving, but not why they can get started in the first place. Brian Resnick, Vox, "The surprising science of why ice is so slippery," 31 Jan. 2019 Geri’s older sons, Jason and Jeff, both teenagers at the time, taught Athenas how to play hockey and ice skate. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "How Angel Athenas Became One of the Strongest Special Olympics Powerlifters in the World," 26 June 2019 Who owns ice skates?) and head downtown to McCormick Tribune Ice Rink for one of everyone’s favorite winter traditions: ice skating in Millennium Park. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "5 things to do in Chicago this weekend," 9 Dec. 2017 Can’t the sliding motion of ice skates on the surface generate enough heat to melt the ice? Brian Resnick, Vox, "The surprising science of why ice is so slippery," 31 Jan. 2019 The home also has a detached gym and a boat dock on a large pond where Ms. Kerzner and her family fish and swim in the summer and ice skate in the winter. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Colorado Mountain Home Inspired by ‘Walden’ Asks $29 Million," 23 July 2018 So what happens when an ice skate made from aluminum or steel touches the ice? Brian Resnick, Vox, "The surprising science of why ice is so slippery," 31 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of ice-skate

Verb

1914, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1786, in the meaning defined above

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iceshockle

ice show

ice-skate

ice skate

ice sky

ice storm

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The first known use of ice-skate was in 1786

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ice-skate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of ice-skate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to skate on ice

ice skate

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ice skate (Entry 2 of 2)

: a shoe with a special blade on the bottom that is used for skating on ice

ice-skate

verb
\ ˈīs-ˌskāt\
ice-skated; ice-skating

Kids Definition of ice-skate

: to skate on ice

Other Words from ice-skate

ice skater noun

ice skate

noun

Kids Definition of ice skate

: a shoe with a special blade on the bottom that is used for skating on ice

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