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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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2 News on Ice Stop the slippery ratings slide by getting Trev and Julie to read the bulletins while skating round the rink.
Tait was the provider again for the final goal, collecting Steve Carpenter's long pass and skating round the net before setting up his line-mate.
I wouldn't enjoy skating round just for the sake of it, I like to have an aim.
BARBIE and a camped-up Ken were skating round the ECHO arena ice rink to the pumping sounds of Kung Fu Fighting while most of LFC's first team and families looked on from the audience.
THE idiots spent yesterday skating round and round in circles as this ridiculous saga plumbed new depths of tedium.
While the weather did its worst, it could not prevent winger Paul Eshelby from skating round right back Paul Tiffany and planting home a 62nd minute shot.