in-line skate


Definition of in-line skate

: a roller skate whose wheels are set in-line for greater speed and maneuverability

Other Words from in-line skate

in-line skater noun
in-line skating noun

Examples of in-line skate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1994, Kemper Snowboards went kaput after it was sold to an in-line skate company on the East Coast. Morgan Tilton, Outside Online, 23 Oct. 2019 Other notable features include two sets of adjustable straps to keep your gear in place, and in-line skate wheels that make the bag easy to move around. Amina Lake Abdelrahman, Travel + Leisure, 23 Apr. 2021 Rollerblade — the in-line skate brand founded by Scott Olson in 1980 in his parents’ Bloomington basement — saw sales increase more than 300% from March to June, shipping more products domestically in May than any month in the past 20 years. Kristen Leigh Painter Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 7 Aug. 2020 Rollerblade Women's Zetrablade Inline Skates Best for newbies looking to skate casually, these in-line skates deliver comfort, support, and stability at a more affordable price point. Taylyn Washington-harmon,, 29 May 2020 Parents did their best to keep the kids apart, but there was only so much space for the scooters, bicycles, skateboards and in-line skates. New York Times, 24 Mar. 2020 Roll around on regular or in-line skates to music, play arcade games and snack on pizza and soda. Arizona Republic, azcentral, 1 July 2019 Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, but no private alcohol, glass containers, skates, scooters,in-line skates or skateboards are allowed downtown during the events. Chuck Fieldman,, 29 June 2018 Walnut Creek Trail Seven miles of wide, flat bike-friendly concrete paths are ideal for runners, road bikes, and in-line skates. Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Feb. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of in-line skate

1987, in the meaning defined above

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8 Aug 2022

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“In-line skate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for in-line skate

in-line skate

\ ˈin-ˈlīn- \

Kids Definition of in-line skate

: a roller skate whose wheels are set in a line one behind the other


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