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skimmer

skim·mer

 (skĭm′ər)
n.
1. One that skims, such as a large perforated spoon used in skimming liquids.
2. A light, usually straw hat with a stiff wide brim and a flat shallow crown.
3. Any of several chiefly coastal seabirds of the genus Rynchops, having long narrow wings and an elongated lower mandible that is used to skim the water's surface for food, especially the black skimmer.
4. Any of various dragonflies chiefly of the family Libellulidae, often found near lakes and ponds.
5. A device, usually resembling a machine for making electronic transactions, that illicitly copies the information on a credit card for use in skimming frauds.

skimmer

(ˈskɪmə)
n
1. a person or thing that skims
2. (Animals) any of several mainly tropical coastal aquatic birds of the genus Rhynchops, having long narrow wings and a bill with an elongated lower mandible for skimming food from the surface of the water: family Rynchopidae, order Charadriiformes
3. (Cookery) a flat perforated spoon used for skimming fat from liquids

skim•mer

(ˈskɪm ər)

n.
1. one that skims.
2. a shallow utensil used in skimming liquids.
3. any of several gull-like birds of the family Rynchopidae, that skim the water with the elongated lower bill immersed while in search of food.
4. a stiff, wide-brimmed hat with a shallow flat crown, usu. made of straw.
[1325–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skimmer - a rapid superficial reader
reader - a person who can read; a literate person
2.skimmer - a cooking utensil used to skim fat from the surface of liquids
cooking utensil, cookware - a kitchen utensil made of material that does not melt easily; used for cooking
3.skimmer - a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crownskimmer - a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
4.skimmer - gull-like seabird that flies along the surface of the water with an elongated lower mandible immersed to skim out food
coastal diving bird - gull family; skimmer family; jaeger family; auk family
genus Rynchops, Rynchops - type genus of the Rynchopidae: skimmers
Translations

skimmer

[ˈskɪməʳ] N (Orn) → picotijera m, rayador m

skimmer

n
(Orn) → Scherenschnabel m
References in classic literature ?
Every time she held the skimmer under the pump to cool it for the work her hand trembled, the ardour of his affection being so palpable that she seemed to flinch under it like a plant in too burning a sun.
She again took up the shining skimmer, held it beneath the pump, and began anew.
A local weights and measures inspector spotted a skimmer in a gas dispenser in Niagara Falls, while an Agriculture and Markets weights and measures specialist found one in a dispenser in Rochester.
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