skipjack

Definitions of skipjack
  1. noun
    oceanic schooling tuna of considerable value in Pacific but less in Atlantic; reaches 75 pounds; very similar to if not the same as oceanic bonito
    synonyms: Euthynnus pelamis, skipjack tuna
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    type of:
    scombroid, scombroid fish
    important marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas; some are at least partially endothermic and can thrive in colder waters
  2. noun
    medium-sized tuna-like food fish of warm Atlantic and Pacific waters; less valued than tuna
    synonyms: Atlantic bonito, Sarda sarda
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    type of:
    bonito
    any of various scombroid fishes intermediate in size and characteristics between mackerels and tunas
  3. noun
    able to right itself when on its back by flipping into the air with a clicking sound
    synonyms: click beetle, snapping beetle
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    type of:
    elater, elaterid, elaterid beetle
    any of various widely distributed beetles
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