from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An ice skate for racing, fitted with a long blade that extends beyond the heel and toe of the boot.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an ice skate with a long blade; worn for racing
  • verb race on skates


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