fig'ure skate"

a shoe skate used in figure skating, esp. one having a blade shorter than that of a racing skate, usually not extending beyond the toe or heel, and with notches or sawteeth on the curved forward edge. Cf. racing skate.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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