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roller skate

noun
1.
a form of skate with four wheels or rollers instead of a runner, for use on a sidewalk or other surface offering traction.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism

roller-skate

[roh-ler-skeyt] /ˈroʊ lərˌskeɪt/
verb (used without object), roller-skated, roller-skating.
1.
to glide about by means of roller skates.
Also, rollerskate.
Origin
1870-75; v. use of roller skate
Related forms
roller skater, noun
rollerskater, noun
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Examples from the web for roller skate
  • It was a roller skate with a mannequin's head on it.
  • Or, swim in the heated indoor pool, play basketball on the outdoor court or roller skate at a nearby rink.
  • There used to be a roller skate rink across the street.
  • They have done this game with and without roller skates because there were some handicapped kids who could not roller skate.
British Dictionary definitions for roller skate

roller skate

noun
1.
a boot or shoe with four small wheels attached that enable the wearer to glide swiftly over a floor or other surface
2.
a device having clamps or straps for attaching such wheels to a boot or shoe
verb
3.
(intransitive) to move on roller skates
Derived Forms
roller skater, noun
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