skip·​jack | \ ˈskip-ˌjak How to pronounce skipjack (audio) \
plural skipjacks or skipjack

Definition of skipjack

1 : any of various fishes (such as a ladyfish or bluefish) that jump above or are active at the surface of the water especially : skipjack tuna
2 : a sailboat with vertical sides and a bottom similar to a flat V

Examples of skipjack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The complaint was revised in June of last year to narrow its claims to allege the tuna was not 100 percent sustainably caught skipjack and yellowfin. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 12 July 2022 Catfishing remains good on the bluff walls anytime there’s good flow—cut skipjack is best, but shad scores as well. Frank Sargeant, al, 18 June 2021 Catfish continue to bite drifted skipjack or shad baits below the dam and on bluff walls. Frank Sargeant, al, 27 Aug. 2021 There were also no lab tests attached to the revised complaint in June, which narrowed its claims to allege that Subway’s tuna was not 100 percent sustainably caught skipjack and yellowfin tuna. Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2021 Catfishing remains good for those drifting cut skipjack on the channel edges. Frank Sargeant, al, 17 Sep. 2021 Crappie fishing remains slow, catfishing good for those drifting cut shad or skipjack around the bluff walls. Frank Sargeant, al, 10 Sep. 2021 Catfishing is a bright spot, with cut skipjack or shad drifted below the dam or on bluff walls the best bet. Frank Sargeant, al, 23 July 2021 The suit has since been amended to allege that the tuna Subway uses is not made with 100% tuna and does not always use skipjack or yellowfin tuna. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, 6 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of skipjack

1703, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Skipjack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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