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Skimmer vs. Bream — What's the Difference?

Skimmer vs. Bream — What's the Difference?

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Skimmer

One that skims, such as a large perforated spoon used in skimming liquids.

Bream

Bream ( (listen) ) are species of freshwater and marine fish belonging to a variety of genera including Abramis (e.g., A. brama, the common bream), Acanthopagrus, Argyrops, Blicca, Brama, Chilotilapia, Etelis, Lepomis, Gymnocranius, Lethrinus, Nemipterus, Pharyngochromis, Rhabdosargus, Scolopsis, or Serranochromis. Although species from all of these genera are called "bream", the term does not imply a degree of relatedness between them.

Skimmer

A light, usually straw hat with a stiff wide brim and a flat shallow crown.

Bream

Any of various freshwater cyprinid fishes, especially Abramis brama of Eurasia, having a compressed silvery body.

Skimmer

Any of several chiefly coastal seabirds of the genus Rynchops, having long narrow wings and an elongated lower mandible that is used to skim the water's surface for food, especially the black skimmer.
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Bream

Any of various marine fishes of the family Sparidae, such as a porgy or a sea bream.

Skimmer

Any of various dragonflies chiefly of the family Libellulidae, often found near lakes and ponds.

Bream

Any of various freshwater sunfishes of the family Centrarchidae, such as the bluegill.

Skimmer

A device, usually resembling a machine for making electronic transactions, that illicitly copies the information on a credit card for use in skimming frauds.

Bream

To clean (a wooden ship's hull) by applying heat to soften the pitch and then scraping.

Skimmer

A device that skims.

Bream

A European fresh-water cyprinoid fish of the genus Abramis, little valued as food. Several species are known.

Skimmer

A sieve-like, slotted spoon.

Bream

(British) A species in that genus, Abramis brama.

Skimmer

A device for removing organic matter from an aquarium.

Bream

An American fresh-water fish, of various species of Lepomis and allied genera, which are also called sunfishes and pondfishes.

Skimmer

(crime) A device used to read and record the magnetic code from a credit card for later fraudulent use.

Bream

A marine sparoid fish of the genus Pagellus, and allied genera.

Skimmer

A person who skims.

Bream

(nautical) To clean (e.g. a ship's bottom of clinging shells, seaweed, etc.) by the application of fire and scraping.

Skimmer

Any of three species of bird in the genus Rynchops of the family Laridae, that feed by skimming the surface of water bodies with their bills in flight.

Bream

A European fresh-water cyprinoid fish of the genus Abramis, little valued as food. Several species are known.

Skimmer

Any of several large bivalve shells, sometimes used for skimming milk, such as the sea clam (Spisula solidissima) and large scallops.

Bream

An American fresh-water fish, of various species of Pomotis and allied genera, which are also called sunfishes and pondfishes. See Pondfish.

Skimmer

A ballet flat shoe.

Bream

A marine sparoid fish of the genus Pagellus, and allied genera. See Sea Bream.

Skimmer

A loose-fitting one-piece dress, similar to a shift but with slightly more fitting.

Bream

To clean, as a ship's bottom of adherent shells, seaweed, etc., by the application of fire and scraping.

Skimmer

(entomology) Any of the dragonflies in the family Libellulidae.

Bream

Flesh of various freshwater fishes of North America or of Europe

Skimmer

(naval) A sailor in the surface forces, as opposed to a submariner.

Bream

Flesh of any of various saltwater fishes of the family Sparidae or the family Bramidae

Skimmer

(naval) A surface ship.

Bream

Any of numerous marine percoid fishes especially (but not exclusively) of the family Sparidae

Skimmer

(scifi) A small, fast-moving spacecraft.

Bream

Any of various usually edible freshwater percoid fishes having compressed bodies and shiny scales; especially (but not exclusively) of the genus Lepomis

Skimmer

To shimmer.

Bream

Clean (a ship's bottom) with heat

Skimmer

To move quickly, to flutter.

Skimmer

One who, or that which, skims; esp., a utensil with which liquids are skimmed.

Skimmer

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.

Skimmer

Any one of several large bivalve shells, sometimes used for skimming milk, as the sea clams, and large scallops.

Skimmer

A rapid superficial reader

Skimmer

A cooking utensil used to skim fat from the surface of liquids

Skimmer

A stiff straw hat with a flat crown

Skimmer

Gull-like seabird that flies along the surface of the water with an elongated lower mandible immersed to skim out food

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