skat·​er ˈskā-tər How to pronounce skater (audio)
: one that skates

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Last year, Vonn was one of 10 athletes named to the SLC-Utah group’s strategic governing board, joining the likes of skiing icon Ted Ligety and gold-medal figure skater Nathan Chen. The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 June 2022 After a slow start, Team USA worked its way up the medal board and is on pace to finish in the top 5, thanks in part to star performances from men's figure skater Nathan Chen, women's snowboarder Chloe Kim and women's speedskater Erin Jackson. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 20 Feb. 2022 In contrast to Russia's one-and-done pattern, U.S. skater Karen Chen, 22, who finished 16th on Thursday, competed in 2018. NBC News, 18 Feb. 2022 At the Winter Olympics in Beijing last week, U.S. skater Nathan Chen took home the gold with short program and free skate performances packed with quadruple jumps and triple Axels. Tanya Lewis, Scientific American, 14 Feb. 2022 In the 2018 Olympics, US figure skater Nathan Chen finished a disappointing fifth. Richard Galant, CNN, 13 Feb. 2022 And figure skater Nathan Chen won his gold medal while sporting a look by Vera Wang, while Ralph Lauren, Nike and Skims are continuing their tradition of outfitting athletes for the games. Vincent Boucher, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Feb. 2022 American figure skater Nathan Chen clinched a gold medal in the men’s singles category at the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. Vogue, 12 Feb. 2022 The legendary British pop singer can also boast a spot in the Winter Olympics, thanks to U.S. figure skater Nathan Chen. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1700, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of skater was in 1700

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“Skater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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