Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun The black skimmer (Rynchops niger) bird native to the Atlantic states, USA.
  • noun US Someone considered contemptible or foolish.
  • noun US 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.

Etymologies

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scissor +‎ bill

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