roller-skate

or roll·er·skate

[roh-ler-skeyt]

Origin of roller-skate

First recorded in 1870–75; v. use of roller skate
Related formsroller skater, nounroll·er·skat·er, noun

roller skate

noun
  1. a form of skate with four wheels or rollers instead of a runner, for use on a sidewalk or other surface offering traction.

Origin of roller skate

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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British Dictionary definitions for roller-skate

roller skate

noun
  1. a boot or shoe with four small wheels attached that enable the wearer to glide swiftly over a floor or other surface
  2. a device having clamps or straps for attaching such wheels to a boot or shoe
verb roller-skate
  1. (intr) to move on roller skates
Derived Formsroller skater, noun
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