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water strider

noun
1.
any of several aquatic bugs of the family Gerridae, having long, slender legs fringed with hairs, enabling the insects to dart about on the surface of the water.
Origin of water strider
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for water strider

water strider

noun
1.
another name for a pond-skater
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