Definition of Skipjack in English :

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Skipjack meaning in English

Meaning of Skipjack in English

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Skipjack pronunciation in English

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1. euthynnus pelamis, skipjack, skipjack 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

2. atlantic bonito, sarda sarda, skipjack

medium-sized tuna-like food fish of warm Atlantic and Pacific waters; less valued than tuna

3. click beetle, skipjack, snapping beetle

able to right itself when on its back by flipping into the air with a clicking sound

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun plural -jack or -jacks
1. Also called: skipjack tuna
an important food fish, Katsuwonus pelamis, that has a striped abdomen and occurs in all tropical seas: family Scombridae (mackerels and tunas)
2.  black skipjack
any of several other unrelated fishes, such as the alewife and bonito
4. nautical
an American sloop used for oystering and as a yacht
5.  another name for a click beetle

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nounWord forms: plural ˈskipˌjacks or ˈskipˌjack
any of various fishes that leap out of, or play at the surface of, the water, as the bluefish or a saury

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n. pl. skipjack or skip·jacks
1. A skipjack tuna.
2. Any of various other fishes, such as the bluefish, that habitually leap out of the water.
3. pl. skip·jacks A fishing sloop having a bottom shaped like a flat V and vertical sides.

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