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skate1 a shoe with either a blade or a set of small wheels attached to the bottom. Skates are used to move on ice or other hard surfaces. [2 definitions]
skate2 a kind of fish that has a skeleton of cartilage, a flat body, fins that look like wings, and a pointed snout. Skates live along the western coast of the United States.
skateboard a flat, short, narrow board that has four wheels on the bottom. People stand to ride on a skateboard.
skein a length of yarn or thread wound in a long, loose loop before it is knitted or woven.
skeleton the inner framework of bones and cartilage in vertebrate animals. Skeletons support the body and protect softer body parts. [2 definitions]
skeptical having or showing doubt; questioning.
sketch a drawing or painting that was done in a hurry or without detail. Sketches are sometimes done to prepare for later work. [5 definitions]
sketchy giving only outlines or major points; like a sketch. [2 definitions]
ski one of a pair of long, narrow, smooth runners. Skis have curved front tips and are attached to boots and used to glide over snow. [3 definitions]
skid a sudden, sideways sliding of a vehicle. [2 definitions]
skill the power or ability to perform a task well, especially because of training or practice. [2 definitions]
skilled having skill. [2 definitions]
skillet a shallow pan with a long handle, used for frying food; frying pan.
skillful having or using skill; adept.
skim to remove from the surface of a liquid, or to clear the surface of by removing fat or other floating matter. [4 definitions]
skim milk milk from which the cream has been separated.
skin the thin tissue covering the body of a person or animal. [5 definitions]
skin diving swimming in which the swimmer uses flippers, a face mask, and an air tank to swim underwater quickly and easily.
skinny very thin and bony.
skip to jump forward lightly by sliding and hopping on one foot and then the other. [8 definitions]
skirt a piece of clothing that hangs from the waist and is worn by a woman or girl. [4 definitions]