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Meaning of SKATE

Pronunciation:  skeyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  large edible rays having a long snout and thick tail with pectoral fins continuous with the head; swim by undulating the edges of the pectoral fins
  2. [n]  sports equipment that is worn on the feet to enable the wearer to glide along on wheels and to be propelled by the alternate actions of the legs
  3. [v]  move along on skates; "The Dutch often skate along the canals in winter"

SKATE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: barndoor skate, family Rajidae, figure skate, glide, gray skate, ice skate, ice skate, in-line skate, little skate, Raja batis, Raja erinacea, Raja laevis, Raja radiata, Rajidae, ray, roller blade, roller blade, roller skate, roller skate, skateboard, skateboard, sporting goods, sports equipment, thorny skate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Skate\, n. [D. schaats. Cf. {Scatches}.]
    A metallic runner with a frame shaped to fit the sole of a
    shoe, -- made to be fastened under the foot, and used for
    moving rapidly on ice.
          Batavia rushes forth; and as they sweep, On sounding
          skates, a thousand different ways, In circling poise,
          swift as the winds, along, The then gay land is
          maddened all to joy.                     --Thomson.
    {Roller skate}. See under {Roller}.
  2. \Skate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Skated}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To move on skates.
  3. \Skate\, n. [Icel. skata; cf. Prov. G. schatten,
    meer-schatten, L. squatus, squatina, and E. shad.] (Zo["o]l.)
    Any one of numerous species of large, flat elasmobranch
    fishes of the genus {Raia}, having a long, slender tail,
    terminated by a small caudal fin. The pectoral fins, which
    are large and broad and united to the sides of the body and
    head, give a somewhat rhombic form to these fishes. The skin
    is more or less spinose.
    Note: Some of the species are used for food, as the European
          blue or gray skate ({Raia batis}), which sometimes
          weighs nearly 200 pounds. The American smooth, or
          barn-door, skate ({R. l[ae]vis}) is also a large
          species, often becoming three or four feet across. The
          common spiny skate ({R. erinacea}) is much smaller.
    {Skate's egg}. See {Sea purse}.
    {Skate sucker}, any marine leech of the genus {Pontobdella},
       parasitic on skates.