|Origin:||schaats 'stilt, skate', from Old North French escache 'stilt'|
one of a pair of boots with metal blades on the bottom, for moving quickly on ice [= ice skate]
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 British English spoken
used to tell someone to hurry:
Put your skates on, or you'll be late for school.