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water strider

noun
1.
any of several aquatic bugs of the family Gerridae, having long, slender legs fringed with hairs, enabling the insects to dart about on the surface of the water.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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water strider

noun
1.
another name for a pond-skater
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water strider

any insect of the family Gerridae (order Heteroptera), which numbers about 350 species. Water striders, often seen running or skating in groups over the surface of a pond or stream, are slender, dark coloured, and generally more than 5 millimetres (15 inch) long.

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