in-line skate


Definition of in-line skate

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

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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 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 Steve Koopmann notes that the popularity of in-line skates, which became popular in the 1990s, had a notable impact on the industry. Jeff Montgomery, The Seattle Times, 13 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of in-line skate

1987, in the meaning defined above

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in-line skate


English Language Learners Definition of in-line skate

: a shoe with wheels set in a straight line on the bottom that is used for skating

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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