Definition of Skimmer

1. Noun. A rapid superficial reader.

Generic synonyms: Reader
Derivative terms: Skim



2. Noun. A cooking utensil used to skim fat from the surface of liquids.
Generic synonyms: Cooking Utensil, Cookware
Derivative terms: Skim

3. Noun. A stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown.
Exact synonyms: Boater, Leghorn, Panama, Panama Hat, Sailor, Straw Hat
Generic synonyms: Chapeau, Hat, Lid

4. Noun. Gull-like seabird that flies along the surface of the water with an elongated lower mandible immersed to skim out food.
Generic synonyms: Coastal Diving Bird
Group relationships: Genus Rynchops, Rynchops

Definition of Skimmer

1. n. One who, or that which, skims; esp., a utensil with which liquids are skimmed.

Definition of Skimmer

1. Noun. A device that skims. ¹

2. Noun. A person who skims. ¹

3. Noun. Any of three species of bird in the genus ''Rynchops'' of the family Laridae, that feed by skimming the surface of water bodies with their bills in flight. ¹

4. Noun. Any of several large bivalve shells, sometimes used for skimming milk, such as the sea clams and large scallops. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skimmer

1. one that skims [n -S] - See also: skims

Medical Definition of Skimmer

1. 1. One who, or that which, skims; especially, a utensil with which liquids are skimmed. 2. Any species of longwinged marine birds of the genus Rhynchops, allied to the terns, but having the lower mandible compressed and much longer than the upper one. These birds fly rapidly along the surface of the water, with the lower mandible immersed, thus skimming out small fishes. The American species (R. Nigra) is common on the southern coasts of the United States. Called also scissorbill, and shearbill. 3. Any one of several large bivalve shells, sometimes used for skimming milk, as the sea clams, and large scallops. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skimmer

skimbacks
skimble-skamble
skimble-skamble stuff
skimboard
skimboarder
skimboarders
skimboarding
skimboards
skimcoat
skimelton
skimmable
skimmed
skimmed-milk
skimmed milk
skimmel
skimmer (current term)
skimmers
skimmia
skimmias
skimming
skimmingly
skimmings
skimmington
skimmingtons
skimmy
skimo
skimobile
skimobiled
skimobiles
skimobiling

Literary usage of Skimmer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1920)
"The Black skimmer on Long Island, NY— On May 25, 1919, at Long Beach, LI, three skimmers were seen flying west. Two were pretty far out, but one was well ..."

2. The Metallurgy of Lead and the Desilverization of Base Bullion by Heinrich Oscar Hofman (1899)
"The oxides are usually removed with a perforated skimmer, •which is a lengthy ... The operation is very much simplified by the uae of the Howard skimmer,* ..."

3. Compend of Mechanical Refrigeration: A Comprehensive Digest of Applied by John Ewald Siebel (1904)
"THE skimmer. The skimmer is a contrivance which is arranged in many plants between the reboiler and the intermediate cooler, to skim off oil or any other ..."

4. Compend of Mechanical Refrigeration: A Comprehensive Digest of Applied by John Ewald Siebel (1899)
"THE skimmer. The skimmer is a contrivance which is arranged in many plants between the reboiler and the intermediate cooler, to skim off oil or any other ..."

5. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The bill is of singular shape, broad at tho base, from which it is suddenly Black skimmer ... The best known species is the black skimmer (R. ..."

6. Finger Plays for Nursery and Kindergartenby Emilie Poulsson, Lewis Jesse Bridgman, Cornelia C. Roeske by Emilie Poulsson, Lewis Jesse Bridgman, Cornelia C. Roeske (1889)
"skimmer Skim, skim, skim, With the skimmer bright • o Fake the rich and yellow cream, Leave the milk so white. Till the cream to butter turn Dasher must not ..."

7. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1876)
"The best known species is the black skimmer {R. nigra, Linn. ... Other species are found on the W. coast of Africa, Black skimmer ..."

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