Skate

Waters:Atlantic and Pacific coastal Waters Description (in water): Two triangular, tapered 'wings' (technically pectoral fins) give this unusual looking steel-gray fish, which is related to shark, graceful mobility as it seeks prey along the sea floor. A large fish, skate often exceeds 100 lbs. Description (in market): Only the wings (fins) of the skate are edible; in each, a thin layer of translucent cartilage separates two sections of firm, lean, delicately flavored white meat. The cartilage i…...

Skate

A type of fish

Skate

• (n.) A metallic runner with a frame shaped to fit the sole of a shoe, -- made to be fastened under the foot, and used for moving rapidly on ice. • (n.) Any one of numerous species of large, flat elasmobranch fishes of the genus Raia, having a long, slender tail, terminated by a small caudal fin. The pectoral fins, which are large and br...
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skate

<zoology> Any one of numerous species of large, flat elasmobranch fishes of the genus Raia, having a long, slender tail, terminated by a small caudal fin. The pectoral fins, which are large and broad and united to the sides of the body and head, give a somewhat rhombic form to these fishes. The skin is more or less spinose. ... Some of the sp...
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skate

noun large edible rays having a long snout and thick tail with pectoral fins continuous with the head; swim by undulating the edges of the pectoral fins
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Skate

[dinghy] The Skate is a high performance two-person racing dinghy unique to Australia. Designed as a monohull sailboat it`s fourteen feet long (4.27m) with a 7.2m mast, 1.8m bow pole and masthead asymmetric spinnaker. It is an Australian national class. Because of its small size and lightness it keeps the sailer close to the elements and at...
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Skate

[fish] Skates are cartilaginous fish belonging to the family Rajidae in the superorder Batoidea of rays. More than 200 species have been described, in 27 genera. The two subfamilies are Rajinae (hardnose skates) and Arhynchobatinae (softnose skates). ==Genera== ==Skates versus stingrays== ==Conservation== Skates have slow growth rates and, ...
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Skate

[video game] PlayStation 3 ==Soundtrack== The soundtrack of Skate consists of many punk rock and hip hop songs, many of which are by independent artists such as The Falcon. Artists, such as Tommy Guerrero, XXXChange, and Z-Trip composed songs exclusive to Skate. ==Development== The game`s `flick it` control system began development long bef...
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Skate

Skate intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Skated ; present participle & verbal noun Skating .] To move on skates.
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Skate

Skate noun [ Dutch schaats . Confer Scatches .] A metallic runner with a frame shaped to fit the sole of a shoe, -- made to be fastened under the foot, and used for moving rapidly on ice. « Batavia rushes forth; and as they sweep, On sounding skates , a thousand different ways...
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skate

Any of several species of flatfish of the ray group. The common skate Raja batis is up to 1.8 m/6 ft long and greyish, with black specks. Its egg cases (`mermaids' purses`) are often washed ashore by the tide
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skate

avoiding work by finding an excuse to be elsewhere or unavailable by doing something easier (but important enough to avoid re-tasking); also used as an adjective to describe such an easier duty.
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Skate

first production-model nuclear-powered attack submarine of the U.S. Navy. Launched and commissioned in 1957, it was similar to the first ...
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Skate

HMS Skate was a British Admiralty R Class destroyer of 900 tons displacement that saw service during the Second World War. She was armed with three 4-inch guns; one 2-pounder pompom anti-aircraft gun; one machine gun; four Lewis guns and four 21-inch torpedo tubes arranged in two pairs. She was powered by three modified Yarrow oil boilers providing...
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skate

in zoology, any of numerous flat-bodied, cartilaginous fishes constituting the suborder Rajoidea of the order Batoidei (skates, rays, and others). ... [4 related articles]
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Skate

Skate are several species of flatfish belonging to the elasmobranchiate. The skeleton is cartilaginous and the body greatly flattened, with broad pectoral fins and a whil-like tail. The common skate (Raia batis) varies from 60 to 122 cm in length, and is greyish white in colour on the upper parts, with small black spots. There are nine British spec...
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Skate

Skate is American slang for a person; fellow.
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skate

skate, fish: see ray.
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Skate

Skidding too much, too far before hooking.
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Skate

This kite-shaped fish features edible fins. The flesh is firm, white, and sweet, similar to the texture and taste of scallop. Also called 'Skate.'
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skate

[n] - sports equipment that is worn on the feet to enable the wearer to glide along on wheels and to be propelled by the alternate actions of the legs 2. [n] - large edible rays having a long snout and thick tail with pectoral fins continuous with the head 3. [v] - move along on skates
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