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skate,

fish: see rayray,
extremely flat-bodied cartilaginous marine fish, related to the shark. The pectoral fins of most rays are developed into broad, flat, winglike appendages, attached all along the sides of the head; the animal swims by rippling movements of these wings.
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skate

[skāt]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any of various batoid elasmobranchs in the family Rajidae which have flat bodies with winglike pectoral fins and a slender tail with two small dorsal fins.

skate

1
2. the steel blade or runner of an ice skate
3. such a blade fitted with straps for fastening to a shoe
4. a current collector on an electric railway train that collects its current from a third rail

skate

2
any large ray of the family Rajidae, of temperate and tropical seas, having flat pectoral fins continuous with the head, two dorsal fins, a short spineless tail, and a long snout
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