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Skipjack

skipjack

1. An upstart.

2. (Science: zoology) An elater; a snap bug, or snapping beetle.

3. (Science: zoology) 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.

4. A shallow sailboat with a rectilinear or V-shaped cross-section.


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