Definition of speed skater in US English:

speed skater

noun

  • See speed skating

    • ‘This is the deepest tuck used by serious speed skaters, and probably a bit extreme for the new fitness skater.’
    • ‘He was a medal-winning speed skater as a teenager but gave that up to go to art school.’
    • ‘The scientists divided the athletes into two groups: sprinters, which included speed skaters, and endurance athletes, such as marathon runners and rowers.’
    • ‘At the bottom, you should resemble a speed skater with your torso bent all the way over so your chest touches your right thigh.’
    • ‘Neither of the skaters came from a skating family, although Zatzman's grandfather was a speed skater.’