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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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The rink is expected to open for public skating sessions by mid-December, giving Pittsburghers and visitors their first chance to skate around the magnificent 60-foot Christmas tree that now covers the rose granite obelisk at PPG Place.
But once they saw that I could skate around and do tricks normally, everything was fine.
The idea is to skate around various levels performing tricks and stunts and there is plenty of variety.
Yzerman kissed it and then was allowed by his teammates to skate around the ice alone in what was the most awaited moment for hockey fans here since 1955.
Two teams consisting of six men and six women skate around an oval rink and battle it out for the lead position.
Usually someone wants to go skate around town; it's good to have a group like that.
My dad used to kind of skate around when I was younger.
I'd skate down this big hill and then I'd go down there, do what I wanted to do, and skate around.
Besides the problems this causes for people who aren't ready to ride what a skatepark might offer and those who have to skate around one more obstacle, it may also lead to the internalization of the idea that this is the essence of skateboarding: a "safe," enclosed environment, with arbitrary rules enforced by those who have never touched a skateboard.
IF I WANTED TO SKATE AROUND BUTT ASS NAKED WITH A BEER HELMET ON NO ONE WOULD EVER KNOW.