skateway

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

skate +‎ way

Noun[edit]

skateway (plural skateways)

  1. (rare) An ice rink or other route for ice skating.
    • 1975, Dennis Holloway, Huldah Curl, Franz C Hall, Winona: towards an energy conserving community
      In the winter it would freeze over into a skateway.
    • 1992, West's federal reporter
      One night after the incident, Stribling told a skateway employee, Crawford, that the rink had had trouble with a "nigger" (Johnson) the night before...
    • 2007 February 2, Austin Considine, “Snow or No, It’s a Party”, New York Times:
      (Officials now say that thanks to the recent cold weather, the entire five-mile skateway is skate-worthy for the festival opening today.)