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.
Any of a family (Rajidae, especially genus Raja) of rays with the pectoral fins greatly developed giving the fish a flat diamond shape
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 grayish, with black specks. Its egg cases (“mermaids’ purses”) are often washed ashore by the tide.
A hard-soled shoe fitted with a blade (for use on ice) or with rollers (for use on other surfaces) enabling the wearer to glide along, propelled by the alternate actions of the legs; SYN. skates.
1. To move along on skates
2. To move quickly upon the surface of, as if on skates.