noun, plural (especially collectively) skip·jack, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) skip·jacks for 1; skip·jacks for 2, 3.
- skip welding,
- skip zone,
- skip-tooth saw,
Origin of skipjack
Examples from the Web for skipjack
The Skipjack proved speedy and they made the run back to the hotel in good time, arriving there before sundown.The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code|John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton
"And comes for it like the cattle to the scrubbing-stones," said the Skipjack.
"Yet the Skipjack seemed the most improbable one of all," said his mother.
Fishing in heavy water, a skipjack snaps at your fly, and you jerk him out to bank with a Devil take you.Love and Lucy|Maurice Henry Hewlett
They were chopping in several places at once now, and from the top of another tree the Skipjack gave another shout.Back o' the Moon|Oliver Onions
noun plural -jack or -jacks
Word Origin for skipjack
1550s, "a pert shallow-brained fellow; a puppy, a whipper-snapper; a conceited fop or dandy" [OED], from skip (v.) + generic name jack (n.). Applied 1703 to tropical fishes with leaping tendencies. In reference to a kind of sailing boat used on Chesapeake Bay, attested from 1887.