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Any of various predatory hemipteran insects of the family Gerridae, having long slender legs with which they support themselves on the surface of water. Also called skater.
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(Animals) another name for a pond-skater
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any of several aquatic bugs of the family Gerridae, having long, slender legs fringed with minute hairs, enabling the insects to dart about on the surface of the water.
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|Noun||1.||water strider - 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
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