Skipjack Definition

skĭpjăk
skipjacks
noun
skipjacks
A skipjack tuna.
American Heritage
Any of various fishes that leap out of, or play at the surface of, the water, as the bluefish or a saury.
Webster's New World
A small sailboat having a bottom shaped like a flat V and vertical sides.
American Heritage

An elaterid; a click beetle.

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An encryption algorithm developed for the Clipper Chip. See also Clipper Chip and encryption.

Webster's New World Telecom

Other Word Forms of Skipjack

Noun

Singular:
skipjack
Plural:
skipjacks

Origin of Skipjack

  • skip (in reference to its leaping behavior) jack fellow

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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