Definition of Speed skating

1. Noun. Competitive skating on speed skates (usually around an oval course).

Generic synonyms: Skating

Definition of Speed skating

1. Noun. The sport of racing around an oval course, on ice skates. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Speed Skating

speed hump
speed humps
speed indicator
speed limit
speed limiter
speed limits
speed loader
speed loaders
speed networking
speed of light
speed of sound
speed queen
speed run
speed skate
speed skater
speed skating (current term)
speed trap
speed traps
speed up

Literary usage of Speed skating

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1. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1897)
"speed skating. AM ANDERSON. Of speed skaters in America, Charles June, of Newburgh, NY, was one of the first. His reputation as a skater began in 1838. ..."

2. Skating by John Moyer Heathcote, C. G. Tebbutt, T. Maxwell Witham, Henry A. Buck, John Kerr, Ormond Hake (1892)
"... two of whom should be appointed by the speed-skating and two by the figure-skating department of the general committee ; (c) four members nominated by ..."

3. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1892)
"The blades of skates for speed-skating are made very thin, al)out Л1'1 °f an ... Speed-skating as a pastime has lately come greatly into vogue owing to the ..."

4. Sportby C. M. van Stockum by C. M. van Stockum (1914)
"Speed-skating. — Figure- and fancy-skating. Foster (FW). ... Is I. Speed-skating by CG Tebbutt. II. Figure-skating by Archibald Reed. III. ..."

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