1.1The captain of a team in a game or sport.
- Our skipper plays games against teams with dominant closers as if they are eight innings long.
- Soames is not letting the poor form of his side drag him down and the young skipper was top scorer with 44.
- They know, with the skipper in the side, they won't be lacking guidance and a driving force.
1.2The captain of an aircraft.
- Our skipper would serve as aircraft commander; he also was the air wing's top-hook aviator.
- Done with maneuvers, a US Navy aircraft carrier skipper decided to let his crew vote on which port to visit for shore leave.
- The skipper followed me as I spiralled down as slowly as possible.
verb[with object] Back to top
Act as captain of.
- Simon Talbot from St Osyth was skippering a 53 ft yacht on a trip from Sweden to Cork when the accident happened.
- Lovesick Goodman was nabbed while skippering his seven-metre yacht RoyAnna.
- Philip, 46, skippered a yacht carrying 3.7 tonnes of cannabis - worth 11 million - from North Africa to Cornwall.
1.1Used in names of small insects and crustaceans that skip or hop.
- One universal curing practice was the use of red pepper, which was rubbed into exposed areas, to prevent contamination by skipper flies.
- Predator avoidance is a significant factor driving the evolutionary development of silver-spotted skipper caterpillars.
2A small brownish mothlike butterfly with rapid darting flight.
- Swallowtails, cabbage whites, skippers, and orange sulphurs follow scent trails to the tiny patches of flowers blooming furiously in the middle of the city.
- What distinguishes a true butterfly from a skipper or a moth?
- The reserve is also home to a large number of butterfly species including green hairsteak, dingy skipper and dark green fritillary.