water strider


Definition of water strider 

: any of various long-legged bugs (family Gerridae) that move about on the surface of the water

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Cool Creek Critters For ages 5-9, explore waterfalls and catch water striders. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Washington Post, "Alexandria-Arlington community calendar, Sept. 14-21, 2017," 13 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of water strider

1888, in the meaning defined above

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water strider

water strid·​er | \-ˈstrī-dər\

Kids Definition of water strider

: a bug with long legs that skims over the surface of water

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