Skip"jack` (?), n.


An upstart.



2. Zool.

An elater; a snap bug, or snapping beetle.

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.

4. Naut.

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


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