skat·​er | \ ˈskā-tər How to pronounce skater (audio) \

Definition of skater

1 : one that skates

Examples of skater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Finland pulled its goalie and went with an extra skater with 7:22 to play, but Hensley withstood a flurry of good looks, stopping 14 shots overall for her second shutout of the tournament., 30 Aug. 2021 Polizzi, 33, will be joined by a panel of celebrities for each episode, including Spelling, former Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon and comedian Teddy Ray. Kaitlyn Frey,, 20 Aug. 2021 The victory only added to the legacy of one of, if not the, best men’s skater in the history of the United States. The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Jan. 2021 Several big names on the American team, including the reigning park world champion from 2019, Heimana Reynolds, and Nyjah Huston, the greatest street contest skater in history, came up empty over the past week at Ariake Urban Sports Park. David Wharton, Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2021 Alexis Sablone of Team USA finished fourth, but the almost 35-year-old skater was no match for the eventual medalists. Alyssa Hertel, USA TODAY, 27 July 2021 His sponsors, like Nike and Monster Energy, and American broadcaster NBC were banking on Huston, who’s already won more prize money than any skater in history, to break into a mainstream Olympic star—like Shaun White and Chloe Kim before him. Sean Gregory/tokyo, Time, 25 July 2021 Alvarez grew up in Miami as an in-line skater, made the switch to ice skating as others have and made the 2014 Olympic team in Sochi. Dave Hyde,, 17 July 2021 Despite a successful career as a contest skater, Sablone has been vocal about her dislike of competition in skating and even a discomfort that skateboarding might be called a sport. NBC News, 5 July 2021

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First Known Use of skater

1700, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Sep 2021

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“Skater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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