/skip"jak'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) skipjack, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) skipjacks for 1; skipjacks for 2, 3.
1. any of various fishes that leap above the surface of the water, as a tuna, Euthynnus pelamis, or the bonito.
2. Entomol. See click beetle.
3. Naut. an American one-masted sailing vessel.
[1545-55; SKIP1 + JACK1]

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