Definitions for: Skipjack

[n] able to right itself when on its back by flipping into the air with a clicking sound
[n] medium-sized tuna-like food fish of warm Atlantic and Pacific waters; less valued than tuna
[n] 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

Webster (1913) Definition: Skip"jack`, n.
1. An upstart. [Obs.] --Ford.

2. (Zo["o]l.) An elater; a snap bug, or snapping beetle.

3. (Zo["o]l.) 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. (Naut.) A shallow sailboat with a rectilinear or V-shaped
cross section.

Synonyms: Atlantic bonito, click beetle, Euthynnus pelamis, Sarda sarda, skipjack tuna, snapping beetle

See Also: bonito, elater, elaterid, elaterid beetle, Euthynnus, genus Euthynnus, genus Sarda, Sarda, scombroid, scombroid fish

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