• WordNet 3.6
    • n skater someone who skates
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1987, Ron Hextall of the Philadelphia Flyers became the first NHL goalie to score a goal. Actually, Ron Hextall was the first NHL goalie to score a goal by shooting the puck towards the opposing team's net in 1987. Billy Smith was the first goalie credited with a goal in 1979 when his clearing pass hit an opposing skater and went into the other team's goal.
    • Skater (Zoöl) Any one of numerous species of hemipterous insects belonging to Gerris Pyrrhocoris Prostemma, and allied genera. They have long legs, and run rapidly over the surface of the water, as if skating.
    • Skater One who skates.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n skater One who skates.
    • n skater One of many different aquatic heteropterous insects with long legs which glide over the surface of water as if skating, as Gerridæ; or Hydrobatidæ, etc.
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In literature:

It was easy to see that Peter Slade was a good skater, and with hardly an effort he went to the front during the first quarter of the race.
"The Rover Boys on the Farm" by Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
Mannering, in company with young Charles Hazlewood, was setting out for a loch some miles away to look at the skaters.
"Red Cap Tales" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
It is a merry sight to see the jolly coasters and skaters.
"Where We Live" by Emilie Van Beil Jacobs
All of these skaters and boatmen thrive in small aquariums, and if given pieces of scraped meat will live in perfect health.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
Even Mary Jane got some skates and, with the help of Dadah when he could get away from the office, she learned to be a fine skater.
"Mary Jane's City Home" by Clara Ingram Judson
Even Jennie Stone was a vigorous skater.
"Ruth Fielding At College" by Alice B. Emerson
The skaters now, troubled and angry by the unfriendly interference, were taking off their skates and starting for home.
"A Little Maid of Ticonderoga" by Alice Turner Curtis
When I was young they called me the best skater in town.
"Jessie Carlton" by Francis Forrester
During the day a swarm of skaters of every age, sex, and class crowds the river.
"Holland, v. 1 (of 2)" by Edmondo de Amicis
You are the best skater I ever saw!
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson

In poetry:

Like black ice
Scrolled over with unintelligible patterns
by an ignorant skater
Is the dulled surface of my heart.
"Middle Age" by Amy Lowell
A was an apt Alligator,
Who wanted to be a head-waiter;
He said, "I opine
In that field I could shine,
Because I am such a good skater."
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells
Where, from their frozen urns, mute springs
Pour out the river's gradual tide,
Shrilly the skater's iron rings,
And voices fill the woodland side.
"Earlier Poems : Woods In Winter" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
From gray, bleak hills 'neath steely skies
Thro' beards of ice the forests roar;
Along the river's humming shore
The skimming skater bird-like flies.
"The White Evening" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

The Bulldog offense clicked for a second consecutive road game and lifted Yale to a 6–1 win over Quinnipiac with goals from five different skaters.
A Day in the Park The elderly can teach you nothing which is what's in the mind of a young skater punk or can they.
She has dressed celebrity brides, Olympic figure skaters and Hollywood's hottest actresses.
He is the only skater to have landed the trick in competition.
The Stroudsburg skate park has been a popular spot for skaters for years.
Now skaters are forced to skate elsewhere, which is getting them into trouble.
Skaters in the neighborhood have long said they need a formal place to skate , citing peers who have been hit by cars while skating through the dense, urban neighborhood.
The park closed in September after four months of operation, due to zoning issues and a lack of support from skaters .
So what's a young skater supposed to do.
The park has been years in waiting for the skaters , so bid high and often for the auction.
Every skate shop in the country has a team of local skaters repping it, but the 303 pros have done more to shape the Denver skate scene than any other crew.
More than 100 pro and amateur skaters packed the facility for a day of skating , food, and sponsor demos.
According to Jordan, Harris said the issues weren't that significant and the skaters and BMXers who spend their time at the park avoid the areas where there may be problems with the ramps and apparatus.
If the skater you love is about to celebrate a birthday, throw an awesome party at a skate park.
Asheville, NC – Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts, in conjunction with Push Skate Shop, will offer Skateboard Camps this summer at the Asheville SkatePark, for skaters of all skill levels, ages 6-15.

In science:

Heating and expansion generally causes the WD to spin down (like the freshman physics figure skater problem).
The Internal Shear of Type Ia Supernova Progenitors During Accretion and Simmering