What does the word skate mean?

Usage examples for skate

  1. The keel, like the runner of a skate, runs along the center of the bottom of the boat. – Healthful Sports for Boys by Alfred Rochefort
  2. I am teaching Miss Blossom to skate, and she is getting on famously. – Frank Merriwell's Chums by Burt L. Standish
  3. We could not skate on ice any more than we could skate on glass. – The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays by J. (John) Joly