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

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 Time to ice skate like nobody's watching (hopefully nobody is actually watching). Amina Lake Abdelrahman, Good Housekeeping, "35 Cool Winter Instagram Captions for All of Your Snow-Filled Photos," 6 Nov. 2018 Enchant Christmas will aim to transform the sports arena with an 8,500-square-foot ice skating trail, a large light maze, and a Christmas market. Alexa Peters, The Seattle Times, "An ice skating trail in Safeco Field? Yep — it’s coming this winter," 16 Oct. 2018 The close bond between mother and son comes clear in the flashback footage to Andy’s childhood of a smiling boy on ice skates, and the adult who risks his life to bring the plight of war victims via his videos to the outside world. Soren Andersen, The Seattle Times, "‘Viper Club’: Susan Sarandon brings grace, heartbreaking power to hostage drama," 30 Oct. 2018 Sharpen your ice skates and prepare your paint brushes, astro babes. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes October 8-14," 8 Oct. 2014

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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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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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