skipjack

noun skip·jack \ ˈskip-ˌjak \

Definition of skipjack

plural skipjacks or 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

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1703

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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