A skipjack tuna.
Any of various other fishes, such as the bluefish, that habitually leap out of the water.
A small sailboat having a bottom shaped like a flat V and vertical sides.
Any of various fishes that leap out of, or play at the surface of, the water, as the bluefish or a saury.
An encryption algorithm developed by the U.S. National Security Agency to be included in the Clipper chip, a device through which U.S. governmental agencies would retain access to information that a user encrypted with the Clipper chip.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Origin of skipjack
- skip (in reference to its leaping behavior) jack fellow
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition