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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting animal]

(skate is a kind of ...) cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins

(... is a kind of skate ) common European skate used as food

(... is a kind of skate ) most plentiful skate in North American inshore waters in summer; to 21 inches

(... is a kind of skate ) cold-water bottom fish with spines on the back; to 40 inches

(... is a kind of skate ) one of the largest skates (to 5 feet); an active skate easy to hook

(... is a member of skate) bottom-dwelling tropical rays: skates

Definition 2: sports equipment that is worn on the feet to enable the wearer to glide along and to be propelled by the alternate actions of the legs - [noun denoting artifact]

(skate is a kind of ...) equipment needed to participate in a particular sport

(... is a kind of skate ) skate consisting of a boot with a steel blade fitted to the sole

(... is a kind of skate ) a shoe with a line of rollers fixed to the sole

(... is a kind of skate ) a shoe with pairs of rollers fixed to the sole

Definition 3: move along on skates - [verb of motion]

Samples where skate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Dutch often skate along the canals in winter

(skate is a kind of ...) move smoothly and effortlessly

(... is a kind of skate ) move along on ice skates

(... is a kind of skate ) dance on skates

(... is a kind of skate ) travel on shoes with steel or rubber rollers attached to their soles

"In some fashionable restaurants, the waiters roller skate around"

(... is a kind of skate ) ride on a flat board with rollers attached to the bottom

(... is a kind of skate ) travel on shoes with a single line of rubber wheels attached to their soles

"you'd better wear a helmet and knee protectors when you Rollerblade!" "The muscular actor loves to Rollerblade"

(skate belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

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