speed skate


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speed skate

n.
An ice skate for racing, fitted with a long blade that extends beyond the heel and toe of the boot. Also called racing skate.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.speed skate - an ice skate with a long bladespeed skate - an ice skate with a long blade; worn for racing
ice skate - skate consisting of a boot with a steel blade fitted to the sole
Verb1.speed skate - race on skates
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
race, run - compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"
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