Skip"jack` (?), n. 1.
An upstart. [Obs.] Ford.
2. (Zoöl.) An elater; a snap bug,
or snapping beetle.
3. (Zoöl.) 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. (Naut.) A shallow sailboat with a
rectilinear or V-shaped cross section.