AskDefine | Define skipjack

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1 oceanic schooling tuna of considerable value in Pacific but less in Atlantic; reaches 75 pounds; very similar to if not the same as oceanic bonito [syn: skipjack tuna, Euthynnus pelamis]
2 medium-sized tuna-like food fish of warm Atlantic and Pacific waters; less valued than tuna [syn: Atlantic bonito, Sarda sarda]
3 able to right itself when on its back by flipping into the air with a clicking sound [syn: click beetle, snapping beetle]

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  1. Any of several unrelated fish, but especially several of the genus Euthynnus resembling tuna

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The name Skipjack refers to:
"Skipjack" is also the code name for three computer-related items:
skipjack in French: Skipjack
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