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ice skate

noun
1.
a shoe fitted with a metal blade for skating on ice.
2.
skate1 (def 3).
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900

ice-skate

[ahys-skeyt] /ˈaɪsˌskeɪt/
verb (used without object), ice-skated, ice-skating.
1.
to skate on ice.
Origin
1945-50; v. use of ice skate
Related forms
ice skater, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ice-skate

ice skate

noun
1.
a boot having a steel blade fitted to the sole to enable the wearer to glide swiftly over ice
2.
the steel blade on such a boot or shoe
verb
3.
(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
v.

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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