Saury Sau"ry, n.; pl. {Sauries}. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zo["o]l.) A slender marine fish ({Scomberesox saurus}) of Europe and America. It has long, thin, beaklike jaws. Called also {billfish}, {gowdnook}, {gawnook}, {skipper}, {skipjack}, {skopster}, {lizard fish}, and {Egypt herring}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(of a small vessel), / (Scomberesox saurus) /

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