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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.
The Canadian Coast Guard uses portable skimmers to recover marine pollution spills and reduce the potential impact to shorelines and other natural resources.
But the data entered in them is done by the same old system which helps the thieves to detect the data using the skimmers.
He said that a written notification of this order will be issued shortly adding that these skimmers belong to an organised group that is operating all over the country.
Packed with skimmers, bream and roach - you can't go far wrong here.
com), a leading credit card payment processor, explains that credit card skimmers are one of the primary tools used by identity thieves today.
Lookout has been very productive too with good carp, the best out a 10lb 4oz ghost carp, and lots of crucians, tench, bream and skimmers catching.
Match results from Sunday open match on White Bishop lake were: 1st Steve Bull (sensas Chiltern baits) 63lb 8oz on pole and pellet, 2nd Martin Painter (MP floats) 44lb 13oz made up of skimmers and large carp, 3rd Steve Hatt, (Banbury Gunsmiths) 42lb 2oz, 4th Chris Campling (sensas Chiltern b aits) 33lb 10oz with skimmers and carp.
While in a 24 hour testing period, more than 590 smaller, more agile skimmers have succeeded in removing more than 25,551 barrels of oil water, conducting 26 controlled burns, and recovering 12,800 barrels at the source of oil spill, the amount of crude recovered by A Whale was negligible, and "limited oil beyond a sheen was found in the cargo tanks," the US Coast Guard said.
AU) has said that it has taken action to prevent skimmers.
Both had nets of small skimmers with the odd bonus bream, while third-placed Dave McAuley added a dozen or so roach to his haul of skimmers for a weight of 17lb 8oz.