skimmer
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that skims; specifically a flat perforated scoop or spoon used for skimming 2. any of a small genus (Rynchops) of long-winged marine birds that have the lower mandible longer than the upper 3. a usually straw flat-crowned hat with a wide straight brim 4. a fitted sleeveless dress with a usually flaring skirt

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  • 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 mandible… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skimmer — [skim′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that skims 2. any utensil used in skimming liquids 3. any of a family (Rynchopidae) of long winged shorebirds that use their elongated lower bill to scoop up food while skimming over water 4. any of a family… …   English World dictionary

  • Skimmer — Taxobox name = Skimmers image width = 250px image caption = Black Skimmer regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes familia = Rhynchopidae familia authority = Bonaparte, 1838 genus = Rhynchops genus authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • skimmer — /skim euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that skims. 2. a shallow utensil, usually perforated, used in skimming liquids. 3. any of several gull like birds of the family Rynchopidae, that skim the water with the elongated lower mandible immersed while …   Universalium

  • skimmer — • glitter, glans, sken, skimmer, flitter • glans, sken, ljus, glitter, briljans, skimmer, lyster, blänk • sken, skimmer, glans, ljusflöde, ljussken, glimt, reflex, glitter • glimt, sken, stråle, reflex, skimmer • glitter, glans, sken • glitter,… …   Svensk synonymlexikon

  • Skimmer — Ein Skimmer ist Skimmer (Oberflächenabsauger), zur Reinhaltung von Gewässern in der Wasserwirtschaft Skimmer (Ölwehr), zur Bewältigung von Ölschichten auf Gewässern Skimmer (Ionenoptik), eine konische elektrostatische Linse zur Trennung von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • skimmer — 1) young silver bream, Abramis brama (Cyprinidae) 2) protein skimmer (an aquarium chemical filtration system which removes dissolved organic compounds and microscopic particles. Many small bubbles are sent through a column of water, forming a… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • skimmer — skim·mer s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS tecn. depuratore per piscine che elimina gli elementi inquinanti galleggianti sul pelo dell acqua {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1983. ETIMO: ingl. skimmer propr. schiumatore , der. di (to) skim schiumare …   Dizionario italiano

  • skimmer — U.S. Naval Term. Any naval crewman of a ship or craft that operates on the surface of the water. In common use in today s U.S. Navy, this informal term derives from one meaning of the verb skim, meaning To glide or pass quickly over or along (a… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • skimmer — U.S. Naval Term. Any naval crewman of a ship or craft that operates on the surface of the water. In common use in today s U.S. Navy, this informal term derives from one meaning of the verb skim, meaning To glide or pass quickly over or along (a… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • skimmer — žirkliasnapiai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Rynchops angl. skimmer vok. Scherenschnabel, m rus. водорез, m pranc. bec en ciseaux, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – žirkliasnapiniai siauresnis terminas – afrikinis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

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