skat·​ing ˈskā-tiŋ How to pronounce skating (audio)
: the act, art, or sport of gliding on skates

Examples of skating in a Sentence

No skating is allowed in the parking lot. We used to go skating on the pond every winter.
Recent Examples on the Web When Arakawa loans Takuya his old skates, the gesture confirms what My Sunshine has already suggested: that the instructor sees himself in the younger boy, whose enthusiasm for skating is a contrast to Sakura’s intensity. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 May 2024 The passes, which cost $25 annually or $5 daily, are typically required for biking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding or in-line skating on certain trails. Amy Schwabe, Journal Sentinel, 17 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for skating 

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Word History

First Known Use

1723, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of skating was in 1723

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“Skating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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: the act, art, or sport of gliding on skates
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