- One that skims, such as a large perforated spoon used in skimming liquids. (noun)
- A light, usually straw hat with a stiff wide brim and a flat shallow crown. (noun)
- Any of several chiefly coastal birds of the genus Rynchops, having long narrow wings and a long bill with a longer lower mandible for skimming the water's surface for food. (noun)
- A black skimmer. (noun)
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