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 Netflix’s first Spinning Out trailer makes the show look a couple shades lighter than Black Swan or Flesh & Bone… but with ice skates. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Netflix's Spinning Out trailer serves ice-skating drama and Johnny Weir," 10 Dec. 2019 Perhaps attempting to ice skate for the first time. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Why Detroit Lions' Justin Coleman proudly wears a Gordie Howe No. 9 Red Wings jersey," 23 Nov. 2019 Fritzy Finds a Hat follows the ice skating son of a woman with cancer. Lindsay Kimble, PEOPLE.com, "Scott Hamilton Releasing a 'Beautiful' Children’s Book That Honors His Late Mom's Cancer Battle," 6 Nov. 2019 Ice accumulation in Savage, Minnesota, was already so thick on Saturday morning that one boy was able to ice skate across the sidewalk. Phil Mccausland, NBC News, "Winter storms expected to create holiday travel havoc," 28 Dec. 2019 Watch puppets talk, and a train chug from Russia to France, and a cartoon mouse glide about on ice skates. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Best bets for arts and entertainment in January," 12 Dec. 2019 Winter recreational equipment including snowshoes, skis and ice skates is also available for rent. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Ice Castles aren't the only winter attraction in Lake Geneva," 12 Dec. 2019 In addition to on-ice skates and practices, players and coaches are breaking down video in meetings to determine appropriate counter-strategies. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Arizona Coyotes prepare for 'dangerous' Maple Leafs after Toronto fires coach," 20 Nov. 2019 Things to do after the ride On Dec. 14 and Dec. 21, from 4 to 9 p.m. after the excursions, passengers can extend their visit in Noblesville by taking the trolley to Federal Hill Commons to ice skate or downtown Noblesville to eat and shop. Natalia E. Contreras, Indianapolis Star, "Nickel Plate Express' holiday ride coming to Forest Park in Noblesville," 10 Nov. 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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The first known use of ice-skate was in 1786

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Cite this Entry

“Ice-skate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ice-skate. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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More Definitions for ice-skate

ice-skate

verb
How to pronounce ice skate (audio)

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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