roller skate


Definition of 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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from roller skate

roller-skate \ ˈrō-​lər-​ˌskāt How to pronounce roller skate (audio) \ intransitive verb
roller skater noun

Examples of roller skate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Outside the shop, Timms loved to roller skate at Butler Skateland and was drawn to high-end automobiles, Smith said. Rory Linnane, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 July 2021 Turns out Garza also saw that Friday evening as the perfect opportunity to teach herself how to roller skate, too. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 22 June 2021 Learning to roller skate means getting comfortable with the concrete, first and foremost. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, 24 May 2021 Skate plates, the underside of a roller skate, are treasured like the chrome engineering under the hood of a custom car. Michelle Ailport, The Arizona Republic, 21 Apr. 2021 The change has paid off big time for Shepherd, who also has incorporated a lot of activity into her day to day, including dancing, going for walks multiple times a week, and even learning how to roller skate. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 14 Apr. 2021 People ride bikes, roller skate, skateboard, jog, walk and even juggle on their unicycles. Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Apr. 2021 Get out and roller skate or watch for sea life, or stay in and watch a concert or ballet. oregonlive, 30 Dec. 2020 People bike, stroll, run, scoot, roller skate, skateboard and walk their dogs. Heather Knight,, 17 Nov. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'roller skate.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of roller skate

1860, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About roller skate

Time Traveler for roller skate

Time Traveler

The first known use of roller skate was in 1860

See more words from the same year

Statistics for roller skate

Last Updated

16 Jul 2021

Cite this Entry

“Roller skate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for roller skate


roller-skated; roller-skating

Kids Definition of roller-skate

: to ride on roller skates

roller skate


Kids Definition of roller skate

: a skate that has wheels instead of a runner

More from Merriam-Webster on roller skate

Nglish: Translation of roller skate for Spanish Speakers Encyclopedia article about roller skate


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!