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

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Other Words from roller skate

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

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Bicycles, in-line or roller skates, scooters and dogs will not be allowed on the course., "Calendar: Play-Doh playdate Thursday in Lake Forest," 18 June 2019 With all of the models wearing roller skates, and roller dancing on a catwalk covered in disco lights, Tommy x Zendaya's '70s influence was evident immediately. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Tommy x Zendaya Hits Paris Fashion Week and It's Bringing Back the Days of Disco," 2 Mar. 2019 Dance shoes are taxable, too, as are sports gloves, roller skates and wetsuits. Leada Gore |,, "Back-to-school tax free weekend: Diapers and 8 other surprising things for shoppers," 18 July 2019 Targon’s studio space is kitted out to look like a cross between a diner in Stranger Things and a disco roller rink, with a McDonald’s-worthy booth table at its center and vintage bar carts and roller skates around its perimeter. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "After the Highs and Lows of Baja East and Marc Jacobs, John Targon Has a New Brand and a New Lease on Life," 29 Apr. 2019 Some of the best skaters joined, including James Johnson, the king of Golden Gate Park roller skate jumping, who once cleared a Triumph Spitfire automobile. Peter Hartlaub,, "The legend of the Skate Patrol, guardians of Golden Gate Park," 11 July 2019 The band was already playing, and professional dancers — some on roller skates — put on quite a show. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Guiding hands and dancing feet," 21 June 2019 Drenched in red disco lights at the start of the show, models wore roller skates while showcasing the eclectic new collection. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Tommy x Zendaya Hits Paris Fashion Week and It's Bringing Back the Days of Disco," 2 Mar. 2019 Maybe the next VR technology will be roller skates. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "VR Not Goofy Enough For You? Try VR Roller Skates," 20 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of roller skate

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of roller skate was in 1860

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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

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