[ skey-ter ]

  1. a person who skates.

Origin of skater

First recorded in 1690–1700; skate1 + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use skater in a sentence

  • There 123 were too many skaters and sleighs on the ice down here to make iceboating either safe or pleasurable.

  • Then over the line shot the skaters, Dick and Larry side by side and laughing merrily.

    The Rover Boys on the Farm | Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
  • The cries and laughter were soon lost to the three skaters, and a vast solitude received them as they passed down the river.

    The Red City | S. Weir Mitchell
  • The skaters still clung to them, bent on seeing all they could of those whom they envied so much.

  • As the fastest skaters keep together on the ice, so the brightest girls gradually drifted into Queen's and became as one family.

British Dictionary definitions for skater


/ (ˈskeɪtə) /

  1. a person who skates

  2. same as skateboarder: See skateboarder

  1. British informal a young person who typically wears baggy clothes and spends a lot of time skateboarding

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