Definition of ice skate in English:

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ice skate

Pronunciation: /ˈīs ˌskāt/


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A boot with a blade attached to the bottom, used for skating on ice.
Example sentences
  • The four wheels and the metal plate on a roller skate are much heavier than the single blade on an ice skate.
  • Well, you know we make a plastic ice skate that would be a good match for your frame.
  • Or maybe just the sheer physical size that gives an impression of the whole of our Rugby World Cup squad pirouetting on a tapering ice skate.


[no object]
Skate on ice as a sport or pastime.
Example sentences
  • New Year's Eve with a difference is on offer from the Youth Travel Group - a night-long BYO party in New York where more than 750,000 celebrate amid the snow in Times Square and ice-skate in Central Park.
  • Take a guided tour with the Hyatt's ski ambassador, snowshoe beneath the aspens, or ice-skate under the stars in Beaver Creek Village.
  • The three-story, old-fashioned log lodge overlooks a bucolic meadow, ponds, and the west fork of the Little Colorado River, places where you can play horseshoes or fly-fish in the summer and ice-skate or cross-country ski in the winter.


ice skater

Example sentences
  • Prior to becoming a diver Prandi was an ice skater and gymnast.
  • I'm a former competitive ice skater who tried inline skating a few years ago and it was ok.
  • Growing up, all I wanted to do was go to the Olympics as a gymnast or an ice skater.

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Syllabification: ice skate

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