Definition of skate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//skeɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//skeɪt//
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  1. 1 = ice skate, roller skate a pair of skates
  2. 2 (pl. skate, skates) a large flat sea fish that can be eaten See related entries: Fish
  3. Word Originnoun sense 1 mid 17th cent. (originally as the plural scates): from Dutch schaats (singular but interpreted as plural), from Old French eschasse ‘stilt’. noun sense 2 Middle English: from Old Norse skata.Idioms (British English, informal) used to tell somebody to hurry Get your skates on or you'll miss the bus.
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