roller skate
noun Date: 1863 a shoe with a set of wheels attached for skating over a flat surface; also a metal frame with wheels attached that can be fitted to the sole of a shoe • roller-skate intransitive verbroller skater noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Roller skate — Roller Roll er, n. 1. One who, or that which, rolls; especially, a cylinder, sometimes grooved, of wood, stone, metal, etc., used in husbandry and the arts. [1913 Webster] 2. A bandage; a fillet; properly, a long and broad bandage used in surgery …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roller-skate — roller skates, roller skating, roller skated also roller skate 1) N COUNT: usu pl Roller skates are shoes with four small wheels on the bottom. A boy of about ten came up on roller skates. 2) VERB If you roller skate, you move over a flat surface …   English dictionary

  • roller skate — ☆ roller skate n. SKATE1 (sense 2) roller skate vi. roller skated, roller skating roller skater n …   English World dictionary

  • Roller skate — Roll er skate 1. a shoe with a set of wheels attached so that the wearer can glide over a flat surface. To move on such a device is reverred to as to skate or to rollerskate. To rollerskate is a form of recreation or sport. [PJC] 2. a metal frame …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roller skate — Skate Skate (sk[=a]t), n. [D. schaats. Cf. {Scatches}.] A metallic runner with a frame shaped to fit the sole of a shoe, made to be fastened under the foot, and used for moving rapidly on ice. [1913 Webster] Batavia rushes forth; and as they… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roller skate — n a special boot with four wheels fixed under it, used for ↑skating on hard surfaces >roller skate v >roller skating[i] n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • roller skate — roller ,skate noun count a boot with four small wheels on the bottom used for moving quickly along, especially for fun or as a sport ╾ roller ,skate verb intransitive ╾ roller ,skating noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • roller-skate — roller skater. rollerskater, n. /roh leuhr skayt /, v.i., roller skated, roller skating. to glide about by means of roller skates. Also, rollerskate. [1870 75; v. use of ROLLER SKATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • roller skate — ► NOUN ▪ each of a pair of boots or metal frames fitted to shoes, having four or more small wheels and used for gliding across a hard surface. DERIVATIVES roller skater noun roller skating noun …   English terms dictionary

  • roller skate — I noun a shoe with pairs of rollers fixed to the sole (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑skate • Part Meronyms: ↑roller II verb travel on shoes with steel or rubber rollers attached to their soles …   Useful english dictionary

  • roller skate — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms roller skate : singular roller skate plural roller skates a boot with four small wheels on the bottom used for moving quickly along, especially for fun or as a sport Derived words: roller skate UK / US verb… …   English dictionary

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