SKATE, n. A sort or shoe furnished with a smooth iron for sliding on ice.
SKATE, v.i. To slide or move on skates.
SKATE, n. [L. squatus, squatina.] A fish of the ray kind, (Raia Batis;) called the variegated ray-fish, It is a flat fish, the largest and thinnest of the genus, some of them weighing nearly two hundred pounds.
SKATE, n.1 [D. schaats; probably from the root of shoot; It. scatto, a slip or slide.]
A sort of shoe furnished with a smooth iron for sliding on ice.
SKATE, n.2 [Sax. sceadda; L. squatus; squatina; W. câth vor, or morgath, that is, seacat. This shows that skate is formed on cat. The primary sense of cat, I do not know; but in W. câth eithen, is a hare; that is, furze or gorse-cat.]
A fish of the ray kind, [Raia Batis;] called the variegated ray-fish. It is a flat fish, large and thin, some of them weighing nearly two hundred pounds. – Dict. Nat. Hist.
To slide or move on skates.
- 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.
- To move on skates.
- 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.