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
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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
      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.
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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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