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a form of skate with four wheels or rollers instead of a runner, for use on a sidewalk or other surface offering traction.
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Origin of roller skate
An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
Other definitions for roller skate (2 of 2)
[ 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.
Origin of roller-skate
First recorded in 1870–75; v. use of roller skate
OTHER WORDS FROM roller-skateroller skater, nounroll·er·skat·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for 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
(intr) to move on roller skates
Derived forms of roller skateroller skater, noun
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