skipjack

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skipjack ‎(plural skipjacks or skipjack)

  1. Any of several unrelated fish.
    1. Several of the genus Euthynnus resembling tuna.
    2. Katsuwonus pelamis.
    3. The common bluefish
    4. The alewife
    5. The bonito
    6. The butterfish
    7. The cutlass fish
    8. The jurel
    9. The leatherjacket, leatherjack (genus Oligoplites)
    10. The runner.
    11. The saurel.
    12. The saury.
    13. The threadfish.
  2. (obsolete) An upstart.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ford to this entry?)
  3. An elaterid; a click beetle.
  4. A shallow sailboat with a rectilinear or V-shaped cross section.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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