from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The black skimmer (Rynchops niger) bird native to the Atlantic states, USA.
  • n. Someone considered contemptible or foolish.
  • n. An Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and railroad term for someone who refused to join the union or who openly colluded with management to thwart the union.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A skimmer; a bird of the genus Rhynchops: derived from the French bec-en-ciseaux. See skimmer, 3, and cut under Rhynchops.


scissor +‎ bill (Wiktionary)



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