Definition of in-line skates in English:

in-line skates

plural noun

  • A pair of roller skates in which the wheels on each boot are fixed in a single line along its sole.

    • ‘The current models are updated versions of their 1950s predecessors and feature lightweight, foldable metals such as aluminium or titanium, narrow bases, and low friction wheels similar to those used in in-line skates.’
    • ‘Section 235 requires employers to ensure that a worker riding a bicycle or using in-line skates or a similar means of transport wears an approved cycling helmet.’
    • ‘Prior to our sending him to Paris to write a story about Rollerblading through the city at night, he had never put on a pair of in-line skates.’
    • ‘He plans to ‘travel’ from York to the Royal British Legion conference at Blackpool on a pair of in-line skates.’
    • ‘Now, skateboards, in-line skates and bikes are almost necessities to young people.’
    • ‘To help pass the time, I do some serious downhill training on in-line skates.’
    • ‘A hill you hardly notice on foot can look like a black diamond ski run when you're on in-line skates.’
    • ‘An estimated 600,000 Quebecers use in-line skates, a number that is growing by approximately 100,000 each year..’
    • ‘There are notable Halloween pictures, such as a pair of knobby-kneed fourth-grade boys in pastel tutus on in-line skates, grinning from ear to ear.’
    • ‘He even claimed to neighbours in Fulham, west London, that he held the world record for the greatest number of double-decker buses jumped on in-line skates.’
    • ‘Among the endless list of items forbidden in grounds are ice boxes, deckchairs, in-line skates, balls, frisbees and fireworks, all of which are considered to be potentially lethal weapons.’
    • ‘They aren't roller skates, they're in-line skates, and I feel decidedly dodgy on them.’
    • ‘The 14-year-old, who delivers the Bolton Evening News in Great Lever six nights a week on his in-line skates, is so well-liked by his customers that they gave him a staggering £165 in Christmas tips.’


  • in-line skating

      • ‘Remember that the sport of in-line skating is very cool, very fun and can be quite wacky, but as a role model for the beginner we all have a responsibility to execute our stranger and more dangerous maneuvers out of eye and camera shot.’
      • ‘For mature skaters, in-line skating is one of the best forms of non-impact aerobic workouts around.’
      • ‘However, it is also a great year-round, adult playground with such varied activities as mountain biking, hiking, fishing, golfing, soaking, and, of course, in-line skating.’
      • ‘Activities that have been found to complement in-line skating include bicycling, running, swimming, skiing (both Nordic and alpine varieties) and, of course, ice skating.’
      • ‘Since that experience, in-line skating has become a big part of my fun and fitness repertoire and I've learned how to actually enjoy skating downhill.’