water skater


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Related to water skater: Jesus bug, Water skeeter
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Noun1.water skater - long-legged bug that skims about on the surface of waterwater 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
common pond-skater, Gerris lacustris - a variety of water strider
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Water skaters introduce a new venue for competition: surface tension.
Also known as water skaters, striders skim across the surface of the pond, as if they're walking on water.