Origin and Etymology of skate
Examples of skate in a Sentence
hockey players skating into position
Couples skated around the rink.
She skated an excellent program in the competition.
We skate at the park.
The bugs skated along the surface of the water.
SKATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of skate for English Language Learners
: to move or glide over a surface on skates
: to ride or perform tricks on a skateboard
: to move or glide quickly along a surface
SKATE Defined for Kids
Definition of skate for Students
- They watched long-legged water-bugs skate over the glassy-still pools.
- —Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie
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