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skateboard

(skāt′bord″)
1. A therapeutic device used for upper or lower extremity rehabilitation, consisting of a platform mounted on ball-bearing rollers and typically used to strengthen extremely weak muscles. It assists the patient in making coordinated movements.
2. A recreational device used by children and adolescents, consisting of a long, narrow platform mounted on wheels. Skateboard use is often associated with high-energy trauma. Common injuries include contusions, lacerations, fractures, and traumatic brain injury.
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The time passed quickly; when Miss Ward sent for him to take off her skates there was a general groan and declaration that it could not possibly be half-past eight o'clock yet.
Allow me, Miss," he said to Gertrude, who was standing on one leg, leaning on Agatha, and taking off her own skates.
If all the skates is off, I will, by Miss Wilson's order, carry them and the camp-stool back to the college.
Oh," she said, looking at the string of skates as if she had hardly expected to see them again, "so you have brought our things back?
What do you mean by getting our skates into your charge under false pretences?
I ask your pardon, Miss, most humble, and I hope the young ladies'll be able to tell one set of skates from t'other; for I'm blest if I can.
What fault, if any, do you find with my putting the skates on the young ladies, and carryin' the campstool for them?
said Wardle, dragging off his skates with the impetuosity which characterised all his proceedings.
From February to May, Skate Buds International Corporation sponsored a 12 week after-school pilot fitness camp for the Boys and Girls Club of Mesquite, Texas.
The design is unique and hasn't been done before in other skate parks," said designer Brian Moore of Site Design Group.
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The researchers asked six men and four women, all recreational skaters, to skate on a 200-meter outdoor stretch of pavement for 35 minutes.