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(Animals) any of various heteropterous insects of the family Gerrididae, esp Gerris lacustris (common pond-skater), having a slender hairy body and long hairy legs with which they skim about on the surface of ponds. Also called: water strider or water skater
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|Noun||1.||pond-skater - long-legged bug that skims about on the surface of water|
water bug - a true bug: large aquatic bug adapted to living in or on the surface of water
family Gerrididae, Gerrididae, family Gerridae, Gerridae - an arthropod family that includes water striders