figure skating

noun
1.
ice skating in which the skater traces intricate patterns on the ice.
2.
a type of ice skating developed from this, emphasizing jumps, spins, and other movements that combine athletic skills and dance techniques.
3.
a competitive sport in which the skater is required to execute school figures and to perform one or more original programs of difficult jumps, spins, etc., to a musical setting.

Origin:
1865–70

figure skater, noun
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figure skating
 
n
1.  ice skating in which the skater traces outlines of selected patterns
2.  the whole art of skating, as distinct from skating at speed
 
figure skater
 
n

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