speed skating

or speed·skat·ing


noun

ice skating as a form of racing, usually on an oval course and against other competitors or the clock.

Nearby words

  1. speed networking,
  2. speed of light,
  3. speed ramp,
  4. speed shop,
  5. speed skate,
  6. speed trap,
  7. speed up,
  8. speed walking,
  9. speed-dial,
  10. speed-read

Origin of speed skating

First recorded in 1880–85

Related formsspeed skater, speed·skat·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for speed skating

speed skating

noun

a form of ice skating in which contestants race against each other or the clock over various distances
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