Rhynchops nigra
Cutwater Cut"wa`ter (k[u^]t"w[add]`t[~e]r), n. (Naut.) 1. The fore part of a ship's prow, which cuts the water. [1913 Webster]

2. A starling or other structure attached to the pier of a bridge, with an angle or edge directed up stream, in order better to resist the action of water, ice, etc.; the sharpened upper end of the pier itself. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A sea bird of the Atlantic ({Rhynchops nigra}); -- called also {black skimmer}, {scissorsbill}, and {razorbill}. See {Skimmer}. [1913 Webster]


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  • R nigra — Skimmer Skim mer, n. 1. One who, or that which, skims; esp., a utensil with which liquids are skimmed. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of longwinged marine birds of the genus {Rhynchops}, allied to the terns, but having the lower… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rayador — ► sustantivo masculino América Central y Meridional ZOOLOGÍA Ave palmípeda de color blanco y negruzco de pico largo y rojo y mandíbula superior mucho más corta que la inferior. (Rynchops nigra.) * * * rayador (de «rayar»; Hispam.; Rhynchops… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Scherenschnabel — Scherenschnabel, Verkehrtschnabel (Rhynchops), Gattg. der Möwenfamilie, mit klingenartigem Schnabel; Oberschnabel bedeutend kürzer als der Unterschnabel. Drei die Küsten der trop. Meere bewohnende Arten, darunter der schwarze S. (Rhynchops nigra… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Liste der Vögel in The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle — Der dritte Teil des unter der Aufsicht von Charles Darwin herausgegebenen Werkes The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle trägt den Titel Birds und beschreibt die von Darwin während seiner Reise mit der HMS Beagle gesammelten Vögel. Die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • black skimmer — noun : a black and white skimmer (Rhynchops nigra) that has a bright red bill tipped with black and is widely distributed along the east coast of No. America * * * a black and white New World skimmer, Rynchops nigra, having a bill with a reddish… …   Useful english dictionary

  • black skimmer — Cutwater Cut wa ter (k[u^]t w[add] t[ e]r), n. (Naut.) 1. The fore part of a ship s prow, which cuts the water. [1913 Webster] 2. A starling or other structure attached to the pier of a bridge, with an angle or edge directed up stream, in order… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cutwater — Cut wa ter (k[u^]t w[add] t[ e]r), n. (Naut.) 1. The fore part of a ship s prow, which cuts the water. [1913 Webster] 2. A starling or other structure attached to the pier of a bridge, with an angle or edge directed up stream, in order better to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • razorbill — Cutwater Cut wa ter (k[u^]t w[add] t[ e]r), n. (Naut.) 1. The fore part of a ship s prow, which cuts the water. [1913 Webster] 2. A starling or other structure attached to the pier of a bridge, with an angle or edge directed up stream, in order… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scissorsbill — Cutwater Cut wa ter (k[u^]t w[add] t[ e]r), n. (Naut.) 1. The fore part of a ship s prow, which cuts the water. [1913 Webster] 2. A starling or other structure attached to the pier of a bridge, with an angle or edge directed up stream, in order… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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