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Meaning of SKITTER

Pronunciation:  'skitur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  twitch the hook of a fishing line through or along the surface of water
  2. [v]  cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond"
  3. [v]  glide easily along a surface
  4. [v]  to move about or proceed hurriedly; "so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground."

SKITTER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: scamper, scurry, scuttle, skim, skip
 See Also: glide, run, throw, twitch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Skit"ter\, v. t. [Cf. {Skit}, v. t.]
    To move or pass (something) over a surface quickly so that it
    touches only at intervals; to skip.
          The angler, standing in the bow, 'skitters' or skips
          the spoon over the surface.              --James A.
  2. \Skit"ter\, v. i.
    To pass or glide lightly or with quick touches at intervals;
    to skip; to skim.
          Some kinds of ducks in lighting strike the water with
          their tails first, and skitter along the surface for a
          feet before settling down.               --T.