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[ahys-skeyt] /ˈaɪsˌskeɪt/

verb (used without object), ice-skated, ice-skating.
to skate on ice.
a shoe fitted with a metal blade for on ice.
1 (def 3).
a boot having a steel blade fitted to the sole to enable the wearer to glide swiftly over ice
the steel blade on such a boot or shoe
(intransitive) to glide swiftly over ice on ice skates

1690s, from ice (n.) + skate (n.2). The verb usually was simply skate until the advent of roller-skating mid-18c. made distinction necessary.


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