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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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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.
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GLENDALE -- The skaters rolled with the grace of migrating birds -- gliding, then darting in unison across the hardwood rink to form a series of geometric patterns to the visual delight of spectators.
That's because each backward stroke of the leg requires a skater to perform work, or a force that moves an object through a distance.
We want Tony Hawk's Pro Skater to reflect Tony's signature style -- an intense mix of acrobatics and hardcore technical skating," states Mitch Lasky, senior vice president, Activision Studios.
That regimen, with its requisite triple jumps, was too hard on her body and would eventually cause irreparable knee and hip damage, "I become a professional figure skater because I didn't want to be a sports person anymore.
I had an awesome time working with the team at Atari and Humongous to make Backyard Skateboarding," said Andy Macdonald, pro skater.
A former professional skater who now runs the Varial Skate Shop in Woodland Hills, Grisham admires the new bowls' flow.