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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 skit·ter /ˈskɪtɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Skit·ter 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. Henshall.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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. Roosevelt.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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