skimmer

noun skim·mer \ ˈski-mər \
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of skimmer

1 : one that skims; specifically : a flat perforated scoop or spoon used for skimming
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

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First Known Use of skimmer

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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