ice skating as a form of racing, usually on an oval course and against other competitors or the clock.
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Origin of speed skating
First recorded in 1880–85
OTHER WORDS FROM speed skatingspeed skater, speed·skat·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for speed skating
a form of ice skating in which contestants race against each other or the clock over various distances
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