Meaning of SKIMMER in English


n.1 a device for skimming liquids.

2 a person who skims.

3 a flat hat, esp. a broad-brimmed straw hat.

4 any long-winged marine bird of the genus Rynchops that feeds by skimming over water with its knifelike lower mandible immersed.

5 a hydroplane, hydrofoil, hovercraft, or other vessel that has little or no displacement at speed.

6 US a sheath-like dress.

Etymology: ME f. OF escumoir f. escumer f. escume SCUM

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.