[Ads-l] Antedating of "Speed Skating"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 22 17:04:47 EST 2022


speed skating (OED 1885)

1881 Nottinghamshire Guardian 18 Mar. 5/6 (Newspapers.com)  Until recently in the neighborhood of Nottingham speed-skating had been very little practised, figure-skating being preferred.

Fred Shapiro

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