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 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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  • 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

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  • black skimmer — black′ skim′mer n. a black and white New World skimmer, Rynchops nigra, having a bill with an orange base • Etymology: 1805–15, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • black skimmer — a black and white New World skimmer, Rynchops nigra, having a bill with a reddish orange base. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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