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SKATE, noun A sort or shoe furnished with a smooth iron for sliding on ice.

SKATE, verb intransitive To slide or move on skates.

SKATE, noun [Latin squatus, squatina.] A fish of the ray kind, (Raia Batis; ) called the variegated ray-fish, It is a flat fish, the largest and thinnest of the genus, some of them weighing nearly two hundred pounds.