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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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 Students were cheered by a roller skating party, a field trip to the Wisconsin Dells, and on the last day, an end-of-the-year celebration and potluck. Julie Bosman, New York Times, "School’s Closed. Forever.," 13 June 2018 Teenagers constantly roll around in old-fashioned roller skates and drink openly in bars; the town celebrates a holiday to commemorate a Confederate wife raped by Union soldiers during the Civil War. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Review: Amy Adams' 'Sharp Objects' needs to be sharper to make its point," 5 July 2018 Vehicles Banned Riding a bicycle, a skate board, roller skates or any vehicle on the pier is prohibited., "July 2, 1966: Ocean Beach Pier Dedicated," 2 July 2018 The pair adventured well together, from their first date in their freshman year of college — Jeffrey drove a pal’s ’67 Mustang to a drive-in where the waitresses wore roller skates — to a junior-year study abroad program in Australia. Anndee Hochman,, "The Parent Trip: Alisha Glennon and Jeffrey Stacey of Mount Airy," 8 May 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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