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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.
Finally, an app that is able to detect the presence of a Bluetooth-enabled gas pump credit card skimmer has just been developed.
"Bluetana extracts more meaningful data from the Bluetooth protocol, such as signal strength, than existing skimmer detection applications.
Walsall's Dave Hughes (Sensas Black Country) took second place at peg 13, on the droveway, with 10-1-0 consisting of one skimmer plus perch.
At least 4,120 sacks of water hyacinths were collected by skimmer boats of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) has reported.
Meanwhile, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is planning to purchase a trash skimmer that would help collect the garbage floating in the waters of Manila Bay.
Incidents of theft of money through skimmer devices which are installed in ATM machines and which reads data on the magnetic strips on cards have increased since 2016 in various areas including Karachi, Rawalpindi, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and other areas.
FRESH water bird Indian Skimmer, whose colonies are now confined to the banks of Chambal river, is facing the threat of extinction because of rising pollution, illegal sand mining and encroachment on its habitat.
Some of the most common skimmer users are fraudulent equipment vendors.
The CADCAC Crofton Summer League match saw more than 200lb of skimmer bream landed on the day.