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

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 That's the question Jessica Simpson asked on Instagram on Wednesday while debuting a brand new roller skate line to her Jessica Simpson collection. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 12 Aug. 2022 Enjoy live music, food, ThrillAmaze roller skate and laser tag, arts, crafts, games and more. Chicago Tribune, 14 June 2022 Thompson suggests finding a roller skate that comes with a nylon plate and metal trucks. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 2 June 2022 For example, acquiring a new roller skate student is more expensive than retaining an existing one. Marilisa Barbieri, Forbes, 17 June 2022 Turns out there are a lot of people who are sort of in the same boat as me—a 60-year-old woman learning how to roller skate. Johnny Dodd,, 14 June 2022 Here are some buying tips on how to find the right roller skate for you. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 2 June 2022 Opportunities to roller skate in downtown Cincinnati just expanded, thanks to a new mobile roller rink coming to the area. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 16 May 2022 Those selected for jury consideration in the Parkland shooting trial have included: a court bailiff, two employees of the prosecutor’s office, a high school classmate of the judge and someone who taught the judge to roller skate as a child. Victoria Ballard,, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of roller skate

1860, in the meaning defined above

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21 Aug 2022

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“Roller skate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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


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