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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Skate  \Skate\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Skated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  move  on  skates. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Skate  \Skate\,  n.  [Icel.  skata;  cf  Prov.  G.  schatten, 
  meer-schatten,  L.  squatus,  squatina,  and  E.  shad.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  one  of  numerous  species  of  large  flat  elasmobranch 
  fishes  of  the  genus  {Raia},  having  a  long,  slender  tail, 
  terminated  by  a  small  caudal  fin.  The  pectoral  fins,  which 
  are  large  and  broad  and  united  to  the  sides  of  the  body  and 
  head,  give  a  somewhat  rhombic  form  to  these  fishes.  The  skin 
  is  more  or  less  spinose. 
  Note:  Some  of  the  species  are  used  for  food,  as  the  European 
  blue  or  gray  skate  ({Raia  batis}),  which  sometimes 
  weighs  nearly  200  pounds.  The  American  smooth,  or 
  barn-door,  skate  ({R.  l[ae]vis})  is  also  a  large 
  species,  often  becoming  three  or  four  feet  across  The 
  common  spiny  skate  ({R.  erinacea})  is  much  smaller. 
  {Skate's  egg}.  See  {Sea  purse}. 
  {Skate  sucker},  any  marine  leech  of  the  genus  {Pontobdella}, 
  parasitic  on  skates. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Skate  \Skate\,  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. 
  Batavia  rushes  forth;  and  as  they  sweep,  On  sounding 
  skates,  a  thousand  different  ways,  In  circling  poise, 
  swift  as  the  winds,  along  The  then  gay  land  is 
  maddened  all  to  joy.  --Thomson. 
  {Roller  skate}.  See  under  {Roller}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  worn  on  the  feet  to  enable  the  wearer  to  glide  along 
  propelled  by  the  alternate  actions  of  the  legs  [syn:  {skates}] 
  2:  large  edible  rays  having  a  long  snout  and  thick  tail  with 
  pectoral  fins  continuous  with  the  head;  swim  by  undulating 
  the  edges  of  the  pectoral  fins 
  v  :  move  along  on  skates;  "The  Dutch  often  skate  along  the 
  canals  in  winter" 

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