skate noun (BOOT)
A2 [ C ] plural skates a special boot with a thin metal bar attached to the bottom that you wear to move quickly on ice, or a boot with four small wheels fixed to the bottom so that you can move over a hard surface:
- My skates were a bit small.
- You can hire skates at the rink.
skate noun (FISH)
skateverb [ I + adv/prep, T ]uk /skeɪt/ us /skeɪt/
Let's go skating tomorrow.
- When the lake freezes over , we can go skating on it.
- She skated over to where I was standing.