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Definition of "skipjack" []

  • Any of several marine food fishes of the genus Euthynnus, related to and resembling the tuna, especially an economically important striped species (E. pelamis) occurring in all tropical areas. (noun)
  • Any of various fishes, such as the bluefish, that habitually leap out of the water. (noun)
  • Nautical A small sailboat having a bottom shaped like a flat V and vertical sides. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "skipjack" in a sentence
  • "Very true, skipjack is a type of tuna so that could definitely be the cause of all the confusion."
  • "The other common species in the area is skipjack, which is still believed to be plentiful and is used for canning."
  • "Of the other species of tuna, including yellowfin, skipjack, bigeye and albacore, the skipjack is the only one not suffering from serious population decline linked to overfishing."