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Definition of shearbill
ShearbillShearbill Shear"bill`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
The black skimmer. See Skimmer. shearbillSkimmer Skim"mer, n.
1. One who, or that which, skims; esp., a utensil with which
liquids are skimmed.
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of longwinged marine birds of the
genus Rhynchops, allied to the terns, but having the
lower mandible compressed and much longer than the upper
one. These birds fly rapidly along the surface of the
water, with the lower mandible immersed, thus skimming out
small fishes. The American species (R. nigra) is common
on the southern coasts of the United States. Called also
scissorbill, and shearbill.
3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several large bivalve shells,
sometimes used for skimming milk, as the sea clams, and
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