Definition of Roller skate

1. Noun. A shoe with pairs of rollers fixed to the sole.

Terms within: Roller
Generic synonyms: Skate



2. Verb. Travel on shoes with steel or rubber rollers attached to their soles. "In some fashionable restaurants, the waiters roller skate around"
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Skate
Derivative terms: Roller-skater

Definition of Roller skate

1. Noun. A boot having small wheels or casters attached to its sole; used for roller skating ¹

2. Verb. To skate using roller skates ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roller Skate

roller blade
roller blind
roller boot
roller coaster
roller coasters
roller derbies
roller disco
roller discos
roller docker
roller dockers
roller football
roller hockey
roller rink
roller rinks
roller shoe
roller skate (current term)
roller skates
roller skating
roller towel
roller towels
rollerball
rollerblade
rollerbladed
rollerblader
rollerbladers
rollerblades
rollerblading
rollerboard
rollerboards

Literary usage of Roller skate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"roller skate, a skate patented in France as early as 1819. Since that time scarcely a year has passed without the recording of some improvement in wheel ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"roller skate, a skate patented in France as early as 1819. Since that time scarcely a year has passed without the recording of some improvement in wheel ..."

3. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"roller skate, a skate patented in France as early as 1819. Since that time scarcely a year has passed without the recording of some improvement in wheel ..."

4. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1880)
"In 1823 there was a roller-skate exhibition in the old Tennis Court in ... has often been set down as the first roller-skate ; but all that can be said for ..."

5. A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the by William Shepard Walsh (1913)
"lds of papier-mache or canvas canyons. Roller-skate. The first roller-skate seems to have l>een patented in 1823 by one Tvers, a fruiterer in ..."

6. A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the by William Shepard Walsh (1913)
"Roller-skate. The first roller-skate seems to have been patented in 1823 by one Tyers, a fruiterer in Picadilly, London. Other patents of a similar kind ..."

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