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ice skate

a shoe fitted with a metal blade for skating on ice.
skate1 (def 3).
Origin of ice skate


[ahys-skeyt] /ˈaɪsˌskeɪt/
verb (used without object), ice-skated, ice-skating.
to skate on ice.
1945-50; v. use of ice skate
Related forms
ice skater, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for ice skate
  • In the winter, visitors can ice skate or ice fish, toboggan and cross-country ski.
  • Guests can even ice skate year-round at the all-weather rink.
  • Guests can ice skate and ice fish on the lake, weather permitting, and at their own risk.
  • Visitors can explore a range of skiing and snowboarding trails in the area, or ice skate at one of the region's five rinks.
  • ice skate on the lake or enjoy a picnic and game of disc golf, if the weather permits.
  • Campers that stay near bodies of water may be able to ice fish and ice skate as well.
  • Guests can take a dip in an indoor or outdoor pool, or even ice skate all year on a synthetic surface.
  • The resort also has an ice skating rink, as well as ice skate and sled rentals.
British Dictionary definitions for ice skate

ice skate

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
Derived Forms
ice-skater, noun
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Word Origin and History for ice skate



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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