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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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I wanted to be able to skate round the rink with my sons - Thomas started to take lessons about a year ago.
Done gradually over the next 12 to 18 months we could skate round a recession," he said.
Next week I'm going to a roller derby, where punk girls skate round in a big circle and one person has to try get through them.
If the writers can take me there I'll gladly skate round it starkers.
The top 24 skaters in the short program will advance to the free skate round on Saturday.