ice-skate

verb
\ˈī(s)-ˌskāt \
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 \ noun

Examples of ice-skate in a Sentence

Noun

a pair of ice skates

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Of course, women (like men) have been skating, as a means of transport or recreation, for about as long as ice skates have been around. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "A Brief History of Women’s Figure Skating," 6 Feb. 2018 Adam Rippon bears his backside for the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s annual Body Issue, wearing ice skates and absolutely nothing else. Henry Youtt, Billboard, "Adam Rippon Strikes a Nude Pose For 'ESPN's Body Issue," 25 June 2018 The escape artist continues to struggle with the pesky gate, sliding around on the floor like a toddler on ice skates. Alexis Hobbs, Woman's Day, "This Tiny Chihuahua Tackling a Gate is the Funniest Thing You'll See All Day," 10 Aug. 2015 The 70-year-old Detroit resident was pleased with the offerings as well as the chance to watch her granddaughter, Emone Weatherspoon, 9, of Belleville ice skate for the first time. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "Warm weather makes Winter Blast in Detroit more of a blast," 27 Jan. 2018 When his daughters were young, Singer brought them here to ice skate. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Bloomfield Hills home remains as Irving Tobocman designed it 40 years ago," 12 May 2018 Americans Mirai Nagasu, Karen Chen and Bradie Tennell finished ninth, 10th and 11th in the women's ice skating short program. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Jury still out on Trump’s seriousness about banning bump stocks, improving background checks after Florida massacre," 21 Feb. 2018 Lace up those skates Grab your ice skates (or, more likely, your wallet. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "5 things to do in Chicago this weekend," 9 Dec. 2017 Most Influential Eyebrows: Adam Rippon Olympic ice skating champion Adam Rippon and his universally loved eyebrows attended the GLAAD Media Awards this week, and looked like a million bucks. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, "Jon Hamm Ditches His Don Draper Hair for Good," 15 Apr. 2018

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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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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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