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skull and crossbones a representation of a human skull with two long bones crossed beneath it, formerly used on pirates' flags and now used as a warning sign, as on poisons.
skullcap a small, round, soft, brimless cap worn on the crown of the head; yarmulke.
skunk a small, meat-eating North American mammal with black fur, a bushy tail, and a broad white stripe down its back, noted for the foul smell of the fluid it ejects when alarmed. [3 definitions]
skunk cabbage a perennial eastern North American plant with large cabbagelike leaves, bearing a cluster of small flowers in a purple hooded covering, and having an unpleasant smell, or a related plant of western North America.
sky the upper atmosphere, esp. as it appears to arch over the earth. [4 definitions]
sky blue a color like that of a clear daytime sky; light to pale blue; azure.
skycap a baggage porter at an airline terminal.
skydive to jump or dive from an airplane and perform various acrobatic stunts before opening one's parachute, done as a sport or for exhibition.
skydiving the sport of jumping from an airplane and performing body maneuvers before opening the parachute.
sky-high extremely or extravagantly high. [2 definitions]
skyjack to take control of (an airplane), esp. in flight, by force or threats, usu. to coerce the pilot to fly to an unscheduled destination; hijack.
skylark either of two larks, found in Europe and Asia, that are known for singing in flight. [2 definitions]
skylight a window in a roof or ceiling, used to admit light.
skyline the line formed by the apparent boundary between the earth and the sky; horizon. [2 definitions]
sky marshal a federal law enforcement officer assigned to prevent the hijacking of commercial airliners.
skyrocket a firework that shoots high in the air before exploding in a shower of brilliant, colored sparks. [2 definitions]
skysail the uppermost sail on the mainmast of a square-rigged ship.
skyscraper an extremely tall building.
skyward to or toward the sky. [2 definitions]
skyway a route for travel by air; air lane. [3 definitions]
skywrite to perform skywriting. [2 definitions]