figure skating


noun

  1. ice skating in which the skater traces intricate patterns on the ice.
  2. a type of ice skating developed from this, emphasizing jumps, spins, and other movements that combine athletic skills and dance techniques.
  3. a competitive sport in which the skater is required to execute school figures and to perform one or more original programs of difficult jumps, spins, etc., to a musical setting.

noun

  1. ice skating in which the skater traces outlines of selected patterns
  2. the whole art of skating, as distinct from skating at speed

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