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  1. a person who skates.
  2. water strider.
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Origin of skater

First recorded in 1690–1700; skate1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for skater


  1. a person who skates
  2. same as skateboarderSee skateboarder
  3. British informal a young person who typically wears baggy clothes and spends a lot of time skateboarding
  4. See pond-skater
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Word Origin and History for skater


1700, "one who ice-skates," agent noun from skate (v.). Extended to skateboarders by 1977.

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