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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wa′ter strid`er(n.)

  1. any of several aquatic bugs of the family Gerridae, having long, slender legs fringed with minute hairs, enabling the insects to dart about on the surface of the water.

    Category: Entomology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. water strider, pond-skater, water skater(noun)

    long-legged bug that skims about on the surface of water


  1. water strider(Noun)

    Any of a number of predatory insects in the family Gerridae, which rely on surface tension to walk on top of water.


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