roller skate

a form of skate with four wheels or rollers instead of a runner, for use on a sidewalk or other surface offering traction.

1860–65, Americanism Unabridged


verb (used without object), roller-skated, roller-skating.
to glide about by means of roller skates.
Also, rollerskate.

1870–75; v. use of roller skate

roller skater, noun
rollerskater, noun Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
roller skate
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
3.  (intr) to move on roller skates
roller skater

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Example sentences
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.
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