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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various insects of the family Gerridae, having long slender legs with which they support themselves on the surface of water. Also called skater.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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