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skate1 British & World English

An ice skate or roller skate

skate2 British & World English

A typically large marine fish of the ray family with a cartilaginous skeleton and a flattened diamond-shaped body

skate3 British & World English

An uncouth and disreputable man

ice skate British & World English

A boot with a blade attached to the sole, used for skating on ice

roller skate British & World English

Each of a pair of boots or metal frames fitted to shoes with four or more small wheels, for gliding across a hard surface

skate skiing British & World English

A style of cross-country skiing in which the skis are pointed outwards and the skier alternately pushes off one and glides on the other in a motion similar to ice skating

skate over/round/around in skate1 British & World English

Pass over or refer only fleetingly to (a subject or problem)

skate through in skate1 British & World English

Make quick and easy progress through

on thin ice British & World English

In a precarious or risky situation

ice-skate in ice skate British & World English

Skate on ice as a sport or pastime

on thin ice in ice British & World English

In a precarious or risky situation

skateboarding British & World English

The sport or pastime of riding on a skateboard


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