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 Hedrick grew up in Klein — where his father Paul Hedrick owned the skating rink Skate Champions, which is still open today — before becoming the most decorated professional inline skater. Chevall Pryce, Houston Chronicle, "Olympic ice skater Chad Hedrick receives Klein ISD’s Alumnus of the Month award," 31 Dec. 2019 Bruins goalie Jaroslav Halak made his 500th NHL appearance on Tuesday night, becoming the 74th goalie in league history to reach the milestone, considered the equal of 1,000 games for a skater., "Before Halak made 24 stops, Cassidy was reminiscing about the 2010 first-round playoff series in which Halak, playing for eighth-seeded Montreal, stole a thrilling seven-game series from the heavily favored Capitals.," 4 Dec. 2019 While the young skater from Switzerland struggled to assimilate with the Wild last season, and got off to a slow start this season, Fiala has been one of the Wild’s best players the past month or so. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, "Is Wild winger Kevin Fiala finally becoming a game-breaker?," 3 Dec. 2019 Leave it to her to make a Victorian bonnet work with what’s otherwise an ensemble fit for a skater. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Billie Eilish Brings a Touch of The Handmaid’s Tale to the AMAs," 25 Nov. 2019 Between and [$70,000] and $120,000 a year for a skater. Lindsay Kimble,, "Adam Rippon Says Figure Skaters Can Spend Up to $120K a Year on All That's Required to Compete," 18 Oct. 2019 Florida enjoyed a lot of success while playing with the extra skater earlier this season, but that has slowed a bit. George Richards, miamiherald, "Panthers still looking outside at playoff spot, but all is not lost | Miami Herald," 23 Mar. 2018 With Koshechkin pulled in favor of an extra skater, the Russians worked the puck down low and let Gusev work his magic from a sharp angle deep on the left side. Helene Elliott,, "Russian hockey players won gold but weren't finished — they still had an anthem to sing," 25 Feb. 2018 After the Canadiens pulled Price for an extra skater, Drouin tied it with his eighth with 1:14 remaining. USA TODAY, "Ellis scores in shootout, Predators beat Canadiens 3-2," 10 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of skater

1700, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Jan 2020

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“Skater.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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