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

Examples of roller skate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the class the instructor, Tanya Dean, shows you how to do some fun dance moves on classic roller skates. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "This Indoor Roller Skating Class Will Teach You Tricks You Can Do in Your Tiny Apartment," 18 Apr. 2020 But Peterson’s images feel both wholly of this pandemic and wholly retro, as if at any moment servers on roller skates might hand out milkshakes and the cars might start growing fins. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, "Honk Twice for Hallelujah: What Church Looks Like in the Parking Lot," 18 Apr. 2020 That’s all Margot on roller skates, fighting a bunch of dudes on a moving carousel. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Bird of Prey' Filmmaker Cathy Yan Reflects on Box Office and Scene She Fought For," 3 Apr. 2020 Expect disco flashbacks, roller skates, and the music of ELO. oregonlive, "Theater kids, unite! It’s high school musical season around Portland," 18 Feb. 2020 Check these out: 902 N. Eighth St., Sheboygan Unique hands-on exhibit: In Rachel's Favorite exhibit, kids can use everyday household items to do creative things, like shoot a basket using roller skates, bikes, hockey sticks and cowbells. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Child-sized Kwik Trip, Harley and Sendik's are some of the hands-on exhibits at Wisconsin children's museums," 31 Jan. 2020 So give them the gift of roller skates and tell them to use their imagination. oregonlive, "6 non-’Frozen’ gifts for kids who are obsessed with ‘Frozen’," 3 Dec. 2019 The students wore blue or white polo shirts, khakis and gym sneakers — no roller skates, at least not yet. Alia Malik,, "San Antonio Rampage take over P.E. class in South Side school," 13 Jan. 2020 An evolution of last year’s roller skate-off Bayskate Holiday Boogie, this year’s throwback nightclub on wheels takes over all of Bayfront Park. Phillip Valys,, "Winter forecast: 100 percent chance of (fake) snow in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach," 19 Nov. 2019

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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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Cite this Entry

“Roller skate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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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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