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 \ intransitive verb
roller skater noun

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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 The Museum of Ice Cream Art Class Kids’ collection will also offer accessories and novelty products like sunglasses, hats, jewelry, suitcases, lunchboxes, roller skates and skateboards. Jen Juneau,, "Sweet for Summer! Target Unveils New Kids' Collection Inspired By the Museum of Ice Cream," 22 May 2018 Old boots, baby shoes or ice and roller skates that have sentimental value can be fun to fill. Clare Miers, star-telegram, "'Always a talking piece': Hardy succulents encourage container creativity | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 5 Apr. 2018 Sonic Drive-In, the fast food place best known for its roller skate–wearing servers and seemingly endless frozen drink list, is expanding its beverage options this summer with an unusual slush flavor: pickle juice. Molly Horan, Teen Vogue, "Sonic Drive-In Introduces New Pickle Juice Slushes," 16 Mar. 2018 Among the items Santos claimed: curtains and cutlery, blankets and clothes, a pair of pink roller skates and a blond doll for one of the grandchildren. Jill Langlois,, "They squatted in a government building in Brazil for years. Then they lost everything," 4 June 2018 Outside the festival’s seafront headquarters, young women in hot pants roller skate around distributing copies of a fashion magazine. Farah Nayeri, New York Times, "Cannes, Where Weinstein Reigned, Reckons With #MeToo Fallout," 15 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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