Skipjack meaning

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A skipjack tuna.
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Any of various other fishes, such as the bluefish, that habitually leap out of the water.
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A small sailboat having a bottom shaped like a flat V and vertical sides.
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Any of various fishes that leap out of, or play at the surface of, the water, as the bluefish or a saury.
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An encryption algorithm developed for the Clipper Chip. See also Clipper Chip and encryption.
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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.
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Any of several unrelated fish.
  • Several of the genus Euthynnus resembling tuna; Katsuwonus pelamis.
  • Others: 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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An elaterid; a click beetle.
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A shallow sailboat with a rectilinear or V-shaped cross section.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of skipjack

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

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