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Noun: skipjack  'skip,jak
  1. Oceanic schooling tuna of considerable value in Pacific but less in Atlantic; reaches 75 pounds; very similar to if not the same as oceanic bonito
    - skipjack tuna, Euthynnus pelamis
  2. Medium-sized tuna-like food fish of warm Atlantic and Pacific waters; less valued than tuna
    - Atlantic bonito, Sarda sarda
  3. Able to right itself when on its back by flipping into the air with a clicking sound
    - click beetle, snapping beetle

Derived forms: skipjacks

Type of: bonito, elater, elaterid, elaterid beetle, scombroid, scombroid fish

Part of: Euthynnus, genus Euthynnus, genus Sarda, Sarda

Encyclopedia: Skipjack