from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Competitive racing on speed skates, usually around an oval course.

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  • n. The sport of racing around an oval course, on ice skates.

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  • n. competitive skating on speed skates (usually around an oval course)


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  • Jae Su had a master’s degree in speed skating from the University of Seoul; he was one of the smartest, best coaches in the world.

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  • Eric Heiden—who was now, in his early forties, an accomplished orthopedic surgeon and was on hand in Salt Lake as a volunteer team doc for the speed skating team—said about me in that New York Times column, I do worry about him.

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  • Pack-style speed skating had been seen before in the Winter Olympics, in 1932, when the Games were held in Lake Placid.

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