(Skip"jack`) n.

1. An upstart. [Obs.] Ford.

2. (Zoöl.) An elater; a snap bug, or snapping beetle.

3. (Zoöl.) A name given to several kinds of a fish, as the common bluefish, the alewife, the bonito, the butterfish, the cutlass fish, the jurel, the leather jacket, the runner, the saurel, the saury, the threadfish, etc.

4. (Naut.) A shallow sailboat with a rectilinear or V-shaped cross section.

(Skip"per) n.

1. One who, or that which, skips.

2. A young, thoughtless person. Shak.

3. (Zoöl.) The saury

4. The cheese maggot. See Cheese fly, under Cheese.

5. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of small butterflies of the family Hesperiadæ; — so called from their peculiar short, jerking flight.

(Skip"per), n. [D. schipper. See Shipper, and Ship.]

1. (Naut.) The master of a fishing or small trading vessel; hence, the master, or captain, of any vessel.

2. A ship boy. [Obs.] Congreve.

(Skip"pet) n. [Cf. Icel. skip, E. skipper. See Ship.]

1. A small boat; a skiff. [Obs.]

A little skippet floating did appear.

2. A small round box for keeping records. [Obs.]

(Skip"ping*ly) adv. In a skipping manner; by skips, or light leaps.

(Skirl) v. t.& i. [Of Scand. origin, and originally the same word as E. shrill.] To utter in a shrill tone; to scream. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

(Skirl), n. A shrill cry or sound. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

(Skirl"cock`) n. (Zoöl.) The missel thrush; — so called from its harsh alarm note. [Prev. Eng.]

(Skirl"crake`) n. The turnstone. [Prev. Eng.]

(Skirl"ing), n. A shrill cry or sound; a crying shrilly; a skirl. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Sir W. Scott.

When the skirling of the pipes cleft the air his cold eyes softened.
Mrs. J. H. Ewing.

(Skirl"ing), n. (Zoöl.) A small trout or salmon; — a name used loosely. [Prov. Eng.]

(Skir"mish) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Skirmished ; p. pr. & vb. n. Skirmishing.] [OE. skirmishen, scarmishen, OF. escremir, eskermir, to fence, fight, F. escrimer, of German origin; cf. OHG. scirmen

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