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9 definitions found
 for skipjack
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Runner \Run"ner\, n. [From Run.]
     1. One who, or that which, runs; a racer.
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     2. A detective. [Slang, Eng.] --Dickens.
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     3. A messenger. --Swift.
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     4. A smuggler. [Colloq.] --R. North.
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     5. One employed to solicit patronage, as for a steamboat,
        hotel, shop, etc. [Cant, U.S.]
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     6. (Bot.) A slender trailing branch which takes root at the
        joints or end and there forms new plants, as in the
        strawberry and the common cinquefoil.
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     7. The rotating stone of a set of millstones.
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     8. (Naut.) A rope rove through a block and used to increase
        the mechanical power of a tackle. --Totten.
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     9. One of the pieces on which a sled or sleigh slides; also
        the part or blade of a skate which slides on the ice.
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     10. (Founding)
         (a) A horizontal channel in a mold, through which the
             metal flows to the cavity formed by the pattern;
             also, the waste metal left in such a channel.
         (b) A trough or channel for leading molten metal from a
             furnace to a ladle, mold, or pig bed.
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     11. The movable piece to which the ribs of an umbrella are
         attached.
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     12. (Zool.) A food fish ({Elagatis pinnulatus) of Florida
         and the West Indies; -- called also skipjack,
         shoemaker, and yellowtail. The name alludes to its
         rapid successive leaps from the water.
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     13. (Zool.) Any cursorial bird.
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     14. (Mech.)
         (a) A movable slab or rubber used in grinding or
             polishing a surface of stone.
         (b) A tool on which lenses are fastened in a group, for
             polishing or grinding.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Saurel \Sau"rel\, n. (Zool.)
     Any carangoid fish of the genus Trachurus, especially
     Trachurus trachurus, or Trachurus saurus, of Europe and
     America, and Trachurus picturatus of California. Called
     also skipjack, and horse mackerel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Saury \Sau"ry\, n.; pl. Sauries. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zool.)
     A slender marine fish ({Scomberesox saurus) of Europe and
     America. It has long, thin, beaklike jaws. Called also
     billfish, gowdnook, gawnook, skipper, skipjack,
     skopster, lizard fish, and Egypt herring.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skipjack \Skip"jack`\, n.
     1. An upstart. [Obs.] --Ford.
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     2. (Zool.) An elater; a snap bug, or snapping beetle.
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     3. (Zool.) 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.
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     4. (Naut.) A shallow sailboat with a rectilinear or V-shaped
        cross section.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jurel \Ju"rel\, n. (Zool.)
     A yellow carangoid fish of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts
     ({Caranx chrysos), most abundant southward, where it is
     valued as a food fish; -- called also hardtail, horse
     crevall['e], jack, buffalo jack, skipjack, yellow
     mackerel, and sometimes, improperly, horse mackerel. Other
     species of Caranx (as Caranx fallax) are also sometimes
     called jurel. Juridic

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bluefish \Blue"fish`\, n. (Zool.)
     1. A large voracious fish ({Pomatomus saitatrix), of the
        family Carangid[ae], valued as a food fish, and widely
        distributed on the American coast. On the New Jersey and
        Rhode Island coast it is called the horse mackerel, in
        Virginia saltwater tailor, or skipjack.
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     2. A West Indian fish ({Platyglossus radiatus), of the
        family Labrid[ae].
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     Note: The name is applied locally to other species of fishes;
           as the cunner, sea bass, squeteague, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bonito \Bo*ni"to\ (b[-o]*n[=e]"t[-o]), n.; pl. Bonitoes
     (-t[-o]z). [Sp. & Pg. bonito, fr. Ar. bain[imac]t and
     bain[imac]th.] [Often incorrectly written bonita.] (Zool.)
     1. A large tropical fish ({Orcynus pelamys) allied to the
        tunny. It is about three feet long, blue above, with four
        brown stripes on the sides. It is sometimes found on the
        American coast.
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     2. any of a variety of scombroid fishes of the genera Sarda
        or Euthynnus, with a size intermediate between those of
        the smaller mackerels and the tunas. It is applied
        skipjack+tuna+({Euthynnus+pelamis">especially to the skipjack tuna ({Euthynnus pelamis,
        syn. Katsuwonus pelamis, formerly Sarda Mediterranea,
        also called skipjack) of the Atlantic, an important and
        abundant food fish on the coast of the United States, and
        ({Sarda Chilensis) of the Pacific, and other related
        species. These are large and active fishes, of a blue
        color above and silver below, with black oblique stripes.
        --MW10
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     3. The medregal ({Seriola fasciata), an edible fish of the
        southern part of the United States and the West Indies.
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     4. The cobia or crab eater ({Elacate canada), an edible fish
        of the Middle and Southern United States.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  skipjack
      n 1: 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 [syn: skipjack, skipjack
           tuna, Euthynnus pelamis]
      2: medium-sized tuna-like food fish of warm Atlantic and Pacific
         waters; less valued than tuna [syn: skipjack, Atlantic
         bonito, Sarda sarda]
      3: able to right itself when on its back by flipping into the
         air with a clicking sound [syn: click beetle, skipjack,
         snapping beetle]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  SkipJack
  
      An encryption algorithm created by the NSA
     (National Security Agency) which encrypts 64-bit blocks of
     data with an 80-bit key.  It is used in the Clipper chip, a
     VLSI device with an ARM processor core, which is intended
     to perform cryptographic operations while allowing the
     security agencies listen in.
  
     There are (apparently) two agencies, both of whom have to
     agree that there is a valid reason to decode a message.  Don't
     laugh, they are serious.
  
     [Algorithm?]
  
     (1995-12-07)
  

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