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Definition of the noun skitter

What does skitter mean as a name of something?


  1. A skittering movement.

Definition of the verb skitter

What does skitter mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: skittered | skittering | skitters

  1. to move about or proceed hurriedly
  2. glide easily along a surface
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: glide = move smoothly and effortlessly
  3. cause to skip over a surface
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of skitter: skim / skip
    • more generic word: throw = propel through the air
  4. twitch the hook of a fishing line through or along the surface of water
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: twitch = move or pull with a sudden motion

Alternative definition of the verb skitter


  1. [intransitive] to move hurriedly or as by twitching or bouncing
  2. [intransitive] to make a skittering noise


"Skitter" is a musical EP of Casey LaLonde.

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Google previewNew and Extensive Sailing Directions for the Navigation of the North Sea, Containing a Full and Accurate Description of the Various Channels from the Nore to Orfordness,[etc.]. (1846)

The SKITTER is a circular sand, beginning abreast of the above black buoy, and extending beyond the western end of Hull; but the sandy flat may be said to commenee at Whitebooth Road, and continue so far as Barton Ferry. Four black ...

Google previewWhiplash Injuries (2014)

Diagnosis and Treatment by Dario Carlo Alpini

Skitter is a ski trainer platform comprised of an oscillating plate on which two foot pads are placed. Each foot pad is able to move anteroposteriorly (toes up and toes down) and lateral senses also allow torsional movement of each foot.

Google previewThe Shattered Self (2002)

The End of Natural Evolution by Pierre Baldi

Skitter is a tool that has been developed to track global Internet topology. ( Courtesy of K. Claffy and the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis, San Diego Super Computer Center. Data collection and analysis: Daniel McRobb and ...

Google previewNew and extensive sailing directions for the navigation of the North sea, arranged and written to accompany the new charts, drawn by J.W. Norie (1846)

by John William Norie

* The SKITTER is a circular sand, beginning abreast of the above black buoy, and extending ...

Google previewHistory, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire, and the City and Diocese of Lincoln (1872)

Comprising a General Survey of the County : and Separate Historical, Statistical and Topographical Descriptions of All the Wapentakes, Hundreds, Sokes, Boroughs ... by William White (of Sheffield.)

Sand the channel is called Skitter Ness. The manor of Goxhill belongs to \V. Bradley, Esq., of Custleford, but the soil is owned chiefly by Miss Thorold, Rev. Frederic Hildyard, the Corporation of Trinity House, J. Turner, Esq., W. Brooks, Esq., ...

Google previewThe New Seaman's Guide and Coaster's Companion: containing ... complete sailing directions for ships, both outward and homeward bound ... To which are subjoined, copious tables of latitudes and longitudes ... also new tables of the sun's declination from 1809 to 1824. Improved from the original work of ... J. Chandler by ... M. Downie ... G. Eunson ... M. McKenzie ... J. Diston ... The eighteenth edition of the work, and the fourth of the new arrangement (1847)

by John CHANDLER (of Orford, Pilot.)

The SKITTER is a circular sand, beginning abreast of the above black buoy, and extending to beyond the western part of Hull; but the sandy flat may be said to commence at White Booth Road, and continue so far as Barton Ferry. Three black ...

Google previewThe seaman's new guide, revised by J.S. Hobbs (1847)

by J S Hobbs

* The Skitter is a circular sand, beginning abreast of tho above block buoy, nnd extending to ...



east from Barton, with a station at Ulceby junction 2 miles Ulckby Skitter is a hamlet, one mile and a half east, from the village, on the ...

Google previewQuality of Service in the Emerging Networking Panorama (2004)

5th International Workshop on Quality of Future Internet Services, QofIS 2004, and WQoSR 2004 and ICQT 2004, Barcelona, Spain, September 29- October 1, 2004, Proceedings by Josep Solé-Pareta, Michael Smirnov, Piet Van Mieghem, Jordi Domingo-Pascual, Edmundo Monteiro, Peter Reichl, Burkhard Stiller, Richard J. Gibbens

Skitter is a traffic measurement application developed by CAIDA. In a recent paper [22], the authors have used these and other data to obtain a multi- dimensional coordinate space representing the Internet. A host location is denoted by a 16 L.

Google previewDictionary of Newfoundland English (1990)

Second Edition with supplement by W.J. Kirwin, G. M. Story, J.D.A. Widdowson

skitter v EDD ~ v 4 Co, ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary: R-S (1904)

by Joseph Wright

SKITE, SKITHER, see Skyet, Skitter. SKITHERACS,5*.//. n.Yks.2 [ski-tfereks.] Inphr. hitheracs and skitheracs, odds and ends ; trifling amounts. SKITLY, adj. Obs. w.Cy. Diminutive. (Hall.); Trans. Phil. Soc. (1858) 170. SKITTER, v. and sb. In gen.

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary (1904)

Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years by Joseph Wright

skitter, 6. 8. To make a hissing noise. n.Yks.- ' Scuttering,' frizzling, like the hissing chop in the frying- pan. Lin. There came from a distance the scuttering noise made by a duck dabbling its bill in the ooze, FENN Dick o' the Fens ...

Google previewSupplement to The Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1825)

Illustrating the Words in Their Different Significations, by Examples from Ancient and Modern Writers, Shewing Their Affinity to Those of Other Languages ... by John Jamieson

SKITTER, s. 1. Liquidum excrementum, S. It occurs in a Prov., very coarse indeed, but thus meant to express the greater abhorrence of falsehood.

Google previewPocket Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus (2010)

by Oxford University Press

skitter. 728 slash slat 729 slept sleuth 730 slipshod 2 opening,. diagram, design, plan; informal rough. v. draw, synonyms n. drawing, outline, draft, make a drawing of, pencil, rough out, outline. sketch·book /ˈskechˌbook/ n. a pad of drawing ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

ricochet, skitter, flip, bounce, skim, skid, glance. 3 decamp, bolt, skedaddle, scamper, scoot, quit, sprint, flee, leave, get away, bug out (Slang). — n. hop, bound, leap, spring, gambol, caper, jump, step, trip, prance, frisk. ant. v. 3 lag, delay, stay ...

Google previewThe Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations (Expanded Second Edition) (2014)

by David Grambs, Ellen S. Levine

They were liableto take umbrage atafootfall, skitter ...

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Skitter Meaning

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Scrabble value of S1K5I1T1T1E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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