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Topic: OTHER SPORTS

Sense: 1-2,4
Date: 1600-1700
Language: Dutch
Origin: schaats 'stilt, skate', from Old North French escache 'stilt'
Sense: 3
Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old Norse
Origin: skata

skate

1 noun
     
skate1
1 [countable]DSO one of a pair of boots with metal blades on the bottom, for moving quickly on ice [= ice skate]
2 [countable]DS one of a pair of boots or frames with small wheels on the bottom, for moving quickly on flat smooth surfaces [= roller skate]
3 [uncountable and countable] plural skate or skatesHBF a large flat sea fish that can be eaten
4

get/put your skates on

British English spoken used to tell someone to hurry:
Put your skates on, or you'll be late for school.
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