ice-skate

[ahys-skeyt]

verb (used without object), ice-skat·ed, ice-skat·ing.

to skate on ice.

Origin of ice-skate

First recorded in 1945–50; v. use of ice skate
Related formsice skater, noun

ice skate

noun

a shoe fitted with a metal blade for skating on ice.

Origin of ice skate

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for ice-skate

ice skate

noun

a boot having a steel blade fitted to the sole to enable the wearer to glide swiftly over ice
the steel blade on such a boot or shoe

verb ice-skate

(intr) to glide swiftly over ice on ice skates
Derived Formsice-skater, noun
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Word Origin and History for ice-skate
v.

1690s, from ice (n.) + skate (n.2). The verb usually was simply skate until the advent of roller-skating mid-18c. made distinction necessary.

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