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 The premise is great: An injury leaves an NHL-caliber player unable to play hockey and a figure skating coach decides to turn him into a pairs skater. Lex Pryor, USA TODAY, "A fan's guide to life without sports: 15 best sports movies you haven't seen," 18 Mar. 2020 The event was expected to feature about 200 skaters from more than 50 countries. Victor Mather, New York Times, "Updates on Sports Canceled by Coronavirus," 13 Mar. 2020 Three skaters were voted captains by the team, with fourth-year defenseman Carson Fenwick as the main captain. Alvaro Montano, Houston Chronicle, "On heels of state championship, Cy Woods hockey hopes to cap season with league title," 27 Feb. 2020 Djuse is tied for 10th among AHL defensemen and led Texas skaters with 25 assists. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "Dallas Stars trade defenseman Emil Djuse to Florida Panthers," 24 Feb. 2020 The Wings were credited with just two shots on net in the first period, and didn’t score until a two-skater advantage with 2:35 to play. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings' elimination from playoffs stings harder this year. Here's why," 22 Feb. 2020 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Bad ice skaters often have their knees bent in, and that was the inspiration behind the name for the Milwaukee Admiral’s newest addition — Bender. Ricardo Torres, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bender takes the ice: New Admirals puppy gets rink time, hopes to raise awareness for adoption and neutering," 11 Feb. 2020 These skaters went half a season on the backs of their their goaltenders. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Amid injuries, Arizona Coyotes seeing just how much they've relied on goaltending," 11 Jan. 2020 The Rotary Ice Rink at Travis Park has been a big hit, drawing more than 20,000 skaters in its first four weeks of operation. Peggy O’hare,, "Rotary Ice Rink draws more than 20,000 skaters," 3 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of skater

1700, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Skater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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