skater


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skat·er

 (skā′tər)
n.
1. One who skates, as on ice.
2. One who skateboards.

skater

(ˈskeɪtə)
n
1. (Ice Skating) a person who skates
2. (Skateboarding) same as skateboarder. See skateboarder
3. (Peoples) informal Brit a young person who typically wears baggy clothes and spends a lot of time skateboarding
4. (Animals) See pond-skater

skat•er

(ˈskeɪ tər)

n.
1. a person who skates.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skater - someone who skatesskater - someone who skates      
athlete, jock - a person trained to compete in sports
ice-skater - someone who engages in ice skating
roller-skater - someone who engages in roller skating
skateboarder - someone who skates on a skateboard
Translations
bruslař-ka
skøjteløber
klizač
korcsolyázó
skautahlaupari
korčuliar
klizač
patenci

skater

[ˈskeɪtəʳ] Npatinador(a) m/f

skater

[ˈskeɪtər] n
(= ice-skater) → patineur/euse m/f
(= roller-skater) → patineur/euse m/f, adepte mf du roller

skater

n (= ice-skater)Eisläufer(in) m(f), → Schlittschuhläufer(in) m(f); (= figure-skater)Eiskunstläufer(in) m(f); (= roller-skater)Rollschuhläufer(in) m(f)

skater

[ˈskeɪtəʳ] npattinatore/trice

skate1

(skeit) noun
1. a boot with a steel blade fixed to it for moving on ice etc. I can move very fast across the ice on skates.
2. a roller-skate.
verb
1. to move on skates. She skates beautifully.
2. to move over, along etc by skating.
ˈskater noun
ˈskateboard noun
a short board with small wheels on which a person can stand and ride as a sport.
ˈskating-rink noun
an area of ice set aside or designed for skating on.
References in classic literature ?
I am perhaps the worst skater in the world, and therefore, according to a natural law, I covet the faintest distinction on the ice more than immortal fame for the things in which nature has given me aptitude to excel.
Just then the ice cracked with a startling report, and the skaters, except Jane, skimmed away in all directions.
As you look over the pond westward you are obliged to employ both your hands to defend your eyes against the reflected as well as the true sun, for they are equally bright; and if, between the two, you survey its surface critically, it is literally as smooth as glass, except where the skater insects, at equal intervals scattered over its whole extent, by their motions in the sun produce the finest imaginable sparkle on it, or, perchance, a duck plumes itself, or, as I have said, a swallow skims so low as to touch it.
But, as I was looking over the surface, I saw here and there at a distance a faint glimmer, as if some skater insects which had escaped the frosts might be collected there, or, perchance, the surface, being so smooth, betrayed where a spring welled up from the bottom.
When the house was out of sight, I sat, with my bird-cage in the straw at my feet, forward on the low seat to look out of the high window, watching the frosty trees, that were like beautiful pieces of spar, and the fields all smooth and white with last night's snow, and the sun, so red but yielding so little heat, and the ice, dark like metal where the skaters and sliders had brushed the snow away.
He walked on a few steps, and the skating-ground lay open before his eyes, and at once, amidst all the skaters, he knew her.
There were crack skaters there, showing off their skill, and learners clinging to chairs with timid, awkward movements, boys, and elderly people skating with hygienic motives.
The tradition is kept up here that you are the best of skaters," she said, with her little black-gloved hand brushing a grain of hoarfrost off her muff.
Except you, there's none of the gentlemen first-rate skaters.
At that moment one of the young men, the best of the skaters of the day, came out of the coffee-house in his skates, with a cigarette in his mouth.
They skimmed over the surface of life hand in hand, in a pure and frosty atmosphere--like two skilful skaters cutting figures on thick ice for the admiration of the beholders, and disdainfully ignoring the hidden stream, the stream restless and dark; the stream of life, profound and unfrozen.
MORE than 350 gure skaters from all over the UK will be competing in the 2014 Coventry Open next week.