\ 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


Definition of ice skate (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Other Words from ice-skate


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

Examples of ice-skate in a Sentence

Noun a pair of ice skates
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The nearly 100-year-old premier equipment institution known as Bauer has been the supplier of gear for Hockey lovers from all over the world and was the first to put the blade to boot, creating the ice skate. Cassell Ferere, Forbes, 13 May 2022 As with past Slaw Device pedals, moving your feet back and forth on these things feels like sliding an ice skate across a pristine frozen lake. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, 14 Apr. 2022 Listen to live music under the stars in summer, ice skate under the pavilion in winter, or go indoor swimming year-round. Rina Nehdar, Travel + Leisure, 4 Mar. 2022 Families can enjoy traditional German foods, meet holiday characters or ice skate. Alexi Eastes, The Indianapolis Star, 8 Dec. 2021 Not only does the hotel’s full-service restaurant host special holiday dinners on Christmas and New Year’s Eves, but guests are also welcome to free ice skate rentals at the property’s adjacent rink. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 18 Dec. 2021 On Sunday, many families flocked to a popular lake to ice skate on its frozen waters. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 17 Jan. 2022 Head to downtown Cleveland for a chance to ice skate in Public Square, at this year’s Cleveland Foundation rink. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 23 Dec. 2021 Head to downtown Cleveland for a chance to ice skate in Public Square, at this year’s Cleveland Foundation rink. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 23 Dec. 2021 See More

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1914, in the meaning defined above


1786, in the meaning defined above

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More Definitions for ice-skate


\ 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


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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Nglish: Translation of ice-skate for Spanish Speakers


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