figure skating

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figure skating

n.
Ice-skating consisting of one or more planned sequences of required and optional spins, jumps, and dancelike maneuvers, originally consisting of a program in which the skater traced prescribed, usually elaborate figures.

figure skate v.
figure skater n.

figure skating

n
1. (Individual Sports, other than specified) ice skating in which the skater traces outlines of selected patterns
2. (Individual Sports, other than specified) the whole art of skating, as distinct from skating at speed
figure skater n

fig′ure skat`ing


n.
ice skating in which the skater traces intricate patterns on the ice and sometimes executes movements combining athleticism and dance.
[1865–70]
fig′ure skat`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.figure skating - ice skating where the skates trace outlines of selected figuresfigure skating - ice skating where the skates trace outlines of selected figures
ice skating - skating on ice
Translations
krasobruslení
kaunoluistelutaitoluistelu
műkorcsolyázás

figure skating

npattinaggio artistico
References in classic literature ?
Pepper executed an ingenious pointed step derived from figure-skating, for which he once held some local championship; while Mrs.
This event is the most prestigious of the ISU Championships, and is the most important annual figure-skating competition.
Just another sad representation of bogus officiating, figure-skating style.
In 1908, three figure-skating competitions were introduced.
Admirers around the world were shocked when they learned that their figure-skating sweetheart was responsible for a drunk-driving accident.
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But then came the figure-skating scandal that became the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, that almost miraculously became bigger than the Games themselves.