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Meaning of skimmer

skim•mer

Pronunciation: (skim'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that skims.
  2. a shallow utensil, usually perforated, used in skimming liquids.
  3. any of several gull-like birds of the family Rynchopidae, that skim the water with the elongated lower mandible immersed while in search of food.
  4. a stiff, wide-brimmed hat with a shallow flat crown, usually made of straw.
  5. a woman's A-line dress with side darts that shape it slightly to the body.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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