roller skate


: a shoe with a set of wheels attached for skating over a flat surface
also : a metal frame with wheels attached that can be fitted to the sole of a shoe
roller-skate intransitive verb
roller skater noun

Examples of roller skate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This prompted a delivery of roller skates, which McCarthy-Wahlberg naturally put on and promptly fell on her butt, much to the amusement of herself and Thicke. Lauren Huff,, 16 May 2024 Maybe the learning curve stems from the fact that roller skates includes four chunky rubber wheels, while ice skates are designed with one thin metal blade. Brianna Taylor, Sacramento Bee, 22 Mar. 2024 Usher delivered a halftime show … on roller skates. Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles Times, 12 Feb. 2024 Special guest artists included Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Jermaine Dupri, Lil Jon, and Ludacris, a few of whom rolled onto stage in roller skates. Jessica Wang,, 11 Feb. 2024 Usher is bringing his roller skates to Allegiant Stadium. Malia Mendez, Los Angeles Times, 10 Feb. 2024 Feely spends most of the show zipping around on roller skates, which in itself would earn my admiration. Jim Higgins, Journal Sentinel, 27 Jan. 2024 Shirtless moment aside, the entire experience—especially the roller skates and appearances from Alicia Keys, Lil Jon, H.E.R., and Ludacris—spoke to my inner child. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 12 Feb. 2024 Related Story Meet The 'Barbie' Cast And Their Characters Margot also likes to roller skate and showed off her skills during her recent interview with Vogue. Jacqueline Tempera, Women's Health, 13 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roller skate was in 1860

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Cite this Entry

“Roller skate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

roller skate

: a skate that goes on wheels instead of a runner
roller-skate verb

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