Definition of skimmer
2 : any of a small genus (Rynchops) of long-winged marine birds that have the lower mandible longer than the upper
3 : a usually straw flat-crowned hat with a wide straight brim
4 : a fitted sleeveless dress with a usually flaring skirt
Recent Examples of skimmer from the Web
Use a Chinese skimmer to transfer the doughnuts to a wire rack set over paper towels to cool for 5 or 10 minutes.
A gigantic government operation is always going to be an appetizing target for skimmers, rule benders, and straight-up crooks.
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First Known Use of skimmer
SKIMMER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of skimmer for English Language Learners
: a spoon with holes in it that is used by cooks for skimming things
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