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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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Kim said she tries not to compare herself to the highest-performing skaters because she knows better than anyone else what she is good at and where she needs to improve.
I HEARD A DUDE THE OTHER DAY JABBERING ABOUT THESE SKATERS WEARING THESE CRAZY SKATE SHOES, BEING FILMED All DAY BY EXPENSIVE CAMERAS.
Skaters will compete within their own groups, Polar Club skaters going up against each other with the same set-up for Freestyle and Arctic Blade skaters.
8%) figure skaters reported a stress fracture, which had occurred in the last years of their skating career.
Al Ain: Flouting the municipality's ban, young roller skaters are displaying their skills in public gardens, disturbing families and small children.
Its amenities were compiled from ideas at a community workshop in December that allowed local skaters and bikers to design six different "dream parks.
The scientists also found that the shape and movement of various parts of the skater's body can affect how air flows around the skater.
He says that being openly gay has made him a better skater than ever.
Lori Alf's vision for the rink is to provide a world-class training facility for any age group of competitive skaters.
Against each other in Final A, Korea showed a good balance of experience and youth as veteran skater Lee led the two teen skaters.
You see all the ice skaters on TV at the Olympics,'' said Allyson Terry, 15, of Chatsworth, a skater for six years.