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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
References in classic literature ?
The time passed quickly; when Miss Ward sent for him to take off her skates there was a general groan and declaration that it could not possibly be half-past eight o'clock yet.
Allow me, Miss," he said to Gertrude, who was standing on one leg, leaning on Agatha, and taking off her own skates.
If all the skates is off, I will, by Miss Wilson's order, carry them and the camp-stool back to the college.
Oh," she said, looking at the string of skates as if she had hardly expected to see them again, "so you have brought our things back?
What do you mean by getting our skates into your charge under false pretences?
I ask your pardon, Miss, most humble, and I hope the young ladies'll be able to tell one set of skates from t'other; for I'm blest if I can.
What fault, if any, do you find with my putting the skates on the young ladies, and carryin' the campstool for them?
CANYON COUNTRY -- Full of state-of-the-art bowls, verts, grind boxes, rails and stairs, Santa Clarita's new skate park promises to bring innovation to skaters and BMX riders across the valley.
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Hans Brinker, of Holland, developed the earliest in-line roller skate about 300 years ago.
Some skaters report that a switch to a skate with a carbon fiber rack reduces vibration.
If all goes well, she'll become the first skater to shatter the women's 500-meter world speed skate record of 37.