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:
    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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