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skimmer

[ skim-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF skimmer

Synonyms for skimmer

  • fedora
  • headgear
  • helmet
  • Panama
  • Stetson
  • boater
  • bonnet
  • bowler
  • bucket
  • chapeau
  • headpiece
  • lid
  • millinery
  • sailor
  • sombrero
  • straw
  • tam
  • topper
  • stove pipe
  • tam o'shanter
  • ten-gallon
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SKIMMER

Our reputations would be as full of holes as a skimmer by this time.

Said afore 'twas done he was so leaky with spear holes that he cast a shadder like a skimmer.

Then place them in a skimmer (ladle with holes) and dip in boiling water or broth.

We must take them out at once with the skimmer, or they will burn and spoil the colour of our fat.

When they have boiled four or five minutes, take them up with a skimmer.

Especially may this be done where a dipper or skimmer without holes is used.

Joe dropped them in the kettle, and Hal took them out with the skimmer.

Remove one at a time with a skimmer or fork, and drop on paraffine paper.

Take them up in about two minutes and a half, with a skimmer.

This done, take it out into the wooden bowl with a ladle or skimmer.

WORD ORIGIN

"skimming utensil," late 14c., agent noun from skim (v.). From 1751 as "one who reads superficially." The North American shore bird (1785) is so called from its method of feeding. As "one who diverts money from earnings for some private purpose" by 1970.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SKIMMER

hat

nouncovering for the head
  • Panama
  • Stetson
  • boater
  • bonnet
  • bowler
  • bucket
  • chapeau
  • fedora
  • headgear
  • headpiece
  • helmet
  • lid
  • millinery
  • sailor
  • skimmer
  • sombrero
  • stove pipe
  • straw
  • tam
  • tam o'shanter
  • ten-gallon
  • topper
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