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skate 1

 (skāt)
n.
1. An ice skate, roller skate, or inline skate.
2. Informal A skateboard.
3. The act or a period of skating or skateboarding: went for a skate.
intr.v. skat·ed, skat·ing, skates
1. To glide or move along on skates.
2. To move or progress in a smooth, easy, or unconcerned manner: "resting on his past laurels, skating along on his reputation" (Tami Hoag).
3. To ride or perform tricks on a skateboard.

[From Dutch schaats, stilt, skate (taken as pl.), from Middle Dutch schaetse, from Old North French escache, stilt, perhaps of Germanic origin.]

skate 2

 (skāt)
n.
Any of various cartilaginous fishes chiefly of the family Rajidae, having a flattened body with greatly expanded pectoral fins that extend around the head, and laying eggs enclosed in hard cases.

[Middle English scate, from Old Norse skata.]

skate 3

 (skāt)
n. Slang
1. A fellow; a person.
2. A decrepit horse; a nag.

[Perhaps alteration of dialectal skite, contemptible person; see blatherskite.]
Translations
brusle
skøjter
luistimet
klizaljke
スケート靴
스케이트
skridskor
รองเท้าสเก็ต
giày trượt băng

skates

مُزَّلِق brusle skøjter Schlittschuhe τροχοπέδιλα patines luistimet patins klizaljke pattini スケート靴 스케이트 schaatsen skøyter łyżwy patins коньки skridskor รองเท้าสเก็ต patenler giày trượt băng 溜冰鞋
References in classic literature ?
Nikolay Shtcherbatsky, Kitty's cousin, in a short jacket and tight trousers, was sitting on a garden seat with his skates on.
When she had dressed herself with much shuddering and chattering, they allayed their internal discomfort by a slender meal of biscuits, got their skates, and went out across the rimy meadows, past patient cows breathing clouds of steam, to Wickens's pond.
Bob Sawyer adjusted his skates with a dexterity which to Mr.
Winkle, with his face and hands blue with the cold, had been forcing a gimlet into the sole of his feet, and putting his skates on, with the points behind, and getting the straps into a very complicated and entangled state, with the assistance of Mr.
Irais skates beautifully: modesty is the only obstacle to my saying the same of myself; but I may remark that all Germans skate well, for the simple reason that every year of their lives, for three or four months, they may do it as much as they like.
You've all got to put on masquerade things and very likely skates as well, though the prince says they don't go with it; but we don't care about that.
So did Rose, when a shining pair of skates and a fine sled appeared.
He found whole figures which represented a written word; but he never could manage to represent just the word he wanted--that word was "eternity"; and the Snow Queen had said, "If you can discover that figure, you shall be your own master, and I will make you a present of the whole world and a pair of new skates.
At eight o'clock, after the morning train had passed, he put a pair of skates in his pocket and went up to Waterworks Pond but did not go skating.
Chambers carried Tom's skates to the river and strapped them on him, the trotted around after him on the ice, so as to be on hand when he wanted; but he wasn't ever asked to try the skates himself.
Half a dozen jovial lads were talking about skates in another part of the room, and she longed to go and join them, for skating was one of the joys of her life.
I can't make skates for Ned, nor a desk for Will; and those are what they have set their hearts upon.