Military. a fight between small bodies of troops, especially advanced or outlying detachments of opposing armies.
any brisk conflict or encounter:
She had a skirmish with her landlord about the rent.
verb (used without object)
to engage in a skirmish.
a minor short-lived military engagement
any brisk clash or encounter, usually of a minor nature
(intransitive) often foll by with. to engage in a skirmish
noun, Scandinavian Mythology. 1. the servant of Frey: symbol of the sun.
noun, Chiefly Hudson Valley. 1. shivaree (def 1).
noun 1. a person or thing that skims. 2. a shallow utensil, usually perforated, used in skimming liquids. 3. any of several gull-like birds of the family Rynchopidae, that skim the water with the elongated lower mandible immersed while in search of food. 4. a stiff, wide-brimmed hat with a shallow flat crown, usually made […]
verb (used with object), skimmed, skimming. 1. to take up or remove (floating matter) from the surface of a liquid, as with a spoon or ladle: to skim the cream from milk. 2. to clear (liquid) thus: to skim milk. 3. to move or glide lightly over or along (a surface, as of water): The […]