figure skating
noun Date: 1852 skating characterized by the performance of various jumps, spins, and dance movements and formerly by the tracing of prescribed figures • figure skater noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • figure skating — UK / US noun [uncountable] a type of skating in which you have to jump, spin, and move round the ice in a particular way Derived word: figure skater noun countable Word forms figure skater : singular figure skater plural figure skaters …   English dictionary

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