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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skipjack, skipjack tuna, Euthynnus pelamis(noun)

    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

  2. skipjack, Atlantic bonito, Sarda sarda(noun)

    medium-sized tuna-like food fish of warm Atlantic and Pacific waters; less valued than tuna

  3. click beetle, skipjack, snapping beetle(noun)

    able to right itself when on its back by flipping into the air with a clicking sound


  1. skipjack(Noun)

    Any of several unrelated fish, but especially several of the genus Euthynnus resembling tuna; Katsuwonus pelamis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skipjack(noun)

    an upstart

  2. Skipjack(noun)

    an elater; a snap bug, or snapping beetle

  3. Skipjack(noun)

    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. Skipjack(noun)

    a shallow sailboat with a rectilinear or V-shaped cross section


  1. Skipjack

    In cryptography, Skipjack is a block cipher—an algorithm for encryption—developed by the U.S. National Security Agency. Initially classified, it was originally intended for use in the controversial Clipper chip. Subsequently, the algorithm was declassified and now provides a unique insight into the cipher designs of a government intelligence agency.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skipjack in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skipjack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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