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 for Roller skate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skate \Skate\ (sk[=a]t), 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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Roller skate. See under Roller.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  
  
     10. (Zool.) Any species of small ground snakes of the family
         Tortricidae.
         [1913 Webster]
  
     Ground roller (Zool.), any one of several species of
        Madagascar rollers belonging to Atelornis and allied
        genera. They are nocturnal birds, and feed on the ground.
        
  
     Roller bolt, the bar in a carriage to which the traces are
        attached; a whiffletree. [Eng.]
  
     Roller gin, a cotton gin inn which rolls are used for
        separating the seeds from the fiber.
  
     Roller mill. See under Mill.
  
     Roller skate, a skate which has small wheels in the place
        of the metallic runner; -- designed for use in skating
        upon a smooth, hard surface, other than ice.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Roller skate \Roll"er skate\
     1. a shoe with a set of wheels attached so that the wearer
        can glide over a flat surface. To move on such a device is
        reverred to as to skate or to rollerskate. To rollerskate
        is a form of recreation or sport.
        [PJC]
  
     2. a metal frame of the size of a shoe, with a set of wheels
        attached, and with adjustable clamps and straps that
        permit a shoe to be reversibly fastened to the frame. It
        serves the same purpose as the roller skate having the
        shoe permanently attached, but is typically less
        expensive.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  roller skate
      n 1: a shoe with pairs of rollers fixed to the sole
      v 1: travel on shoes with steel or rubber rollers attached to
           their soles; "In some fashionable restaurants, the waiters
           roller skate around"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "roller skate":
     coast, flit, flow, fly, glide, glissade, ice-skate, sail, sideslip,
     skate, skateboard, ski, skid, skim, sled, sleigh, slide, slip,
     slither, sweep, toboggan
  
  

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