or roll·er·skate

[ roh-ler-skeyt ]
/ ˈroʊ lərˌskeɪt /

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

to glide about by means of roller skates.

Nearby words

  1. roller skate,
  2. roller skating,
  3. roller towel,
  4. roller-blind shutter,
  5. roller-coaster,
  6. rollerball,
  7. rollerblade,
  8. rollercoaster,
  9. rollerskate,
  10. rolliche

Origin of roller-skate

First recorded in 1870–75; v. use of roller skate

Related formsroller skater, nounroll·er·skat·er, noun

roller skate


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for roller-skate

roller skate


a boot or shoe with four small wheels attached that enable the wearer to glide swiftly over a floor or other surface
a device having clamps or straps for attaching such wheels to a boot or shoe

verb roller-skate

(intr) to move on roller skates
Derived Formsroller skater, noun

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