skipjack

Definitions:

  • A skipjack tuna.
  • Any of various other fishes, such as the bluefish, that habitually leap out of the water.
  • A small sailboat having a bottom shaped like a flat V and vertical sides.
  • A shallow, impertinent fellow; an insignificant fop; a puppy.
  • Formerly, a youth who rode horses up and down, showing them off with a view to sale.
  • The merrythought of a fowl made into a little toy by a twisted thread and a small piece of stick.
  • In <em>ichthyology</em>, one of several different fishes which dart through and sometimes skip out of the water.
  • In <em>entomology</em>, a click-beetle or snapping-beetle; an elater; any member of the <em>Elateridæ.</em> See cut under <internalXref urlencoded="click-beetle">click-beetle</internalXref>.
  • A form of boat used on the Florida coast, built very flat, with little or no sheer, and with chubby bows.
  • <em>Pomolobus chrysochloris</em>, of the family <em>Clupeidæ</em>, a herring found land-locked in the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.
  • An upstart.
  • An elater; a snap bug, or snapping beetle.
  • A name given to several kinds of a fish, as the common bluefish, the alewife, the bonito, the butterfish, the cutlass fish, the jurel, the leather jacket, the runner, the saurel, the saury, the threadfish, etc.
  • A shallow sailboat with a rectilinear or V-shaped cross section.
  • Any of several unrelated <xref>fish</xref>.
  • An <xref>upstart</xref>.
  • An <xref>elaterid</xref>; a <xref>click beetle</xref>.
  • A shallow <xref>sailboat</xref> with a <xref>rectilinear</xref> or V-shaped <xref>cross section</xref>.
  • medium-sized tuna-like food fish of warm Atlantic and Pacific waters; less valued than tuna
  • oceanic schooling tuna of considerable value in Pacific but less in Atlantic; reaches 75 pounds; very similar to if not the same as oceanic bonito
  • able to right itself when on its back by flipping into the air with a clicking sound
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