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

  Skate \Skate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Skated; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Skating.]
     To move on skates.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skate \Skate\, n. [Icel. skata; cf. Prov. G. schatten,
     meer-schatten, L. squatus, squatina, and E. shad.] (Zool.)
     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.
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     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 ({Raia laevis) is also a large
           species, often becoming three or four feet across. The
           common spiny skate ({Raia erinacea) is much smaller.
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     Skate's egg. See Sea purse.
  
     Skate sucker, any marine leech of the genus Pontobdella,
        parasitic on skates.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  skate
      n 1: 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
      2: 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
      v 1: move along on skates; "The Dutch often skate along the
           canals in winter"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "skate":
     Reptilia, bloke, boy, buck, chap, coast, fellow, flit, flow, fly,
     gent, gentleman, glide, glissade, guy, ice skates, ice-skate, man,
     roller skates, roller-skate, sail, sideslip, skateboard, skates,
     ski, skid, skim, sled, sleigh, slide, slip, slither, snowshoes,
     sweep, toboggan
  
  

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