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



    BrE BrE//ˈskeɪtɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskeɪtɪŋ//
    [uncountable] Winter sports
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  1. 1(also ice skating) the sport or activity of moving on ice on skates to go skating That afternoon we went skating on the lake. We used to go skating on the lake in cold winters. some of the skating world’s leading choreographers see also figure-skating, speed skating See related entries: Winter sports
  2. 2= roller skate See related entries: Winter sports
  3. Idioms
    be skating/walking on thin ice
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    to be taking a risk
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: skating