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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 skate /ˈsket/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Skate n.  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.
 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.
 Roller skate. See under Roller.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Skate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Skated; p. pr. & vb. n. Skating.] To move on skates.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Skate, n.  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.
 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.
 Skate's egg. See Sea purse.
 Skate sucker, any marine leech of the genus Pontobdella, parasitic on skates.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: sports equipment that is worn on the feet to enable the
           wearer to glide along on wheels 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 : move along on skates; "The Dutch often skate along the
          canals in winter"