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skipper

Pronunciation: /ˈskɪpər; ˈskɪpə(r)/

Translation of skipper in Spanish:

noun/nombre

[colloquial/familiar]
  • 1.1 (of boat) patrón, (masculine, feminine), capitán, (masculine, feminine); (of plane) capitán, (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 [Sport/Deporte] (coach) entrenador, (masculine, feminine); (captain) capitán, (masculine, feminine); (as form of address/como título de cortesía) jefe, [colloquial/familiar] morning, skipper ¡buenas, jefe! [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • The skippers and ship owners may be fined £32,000 each.
    • Ransa will supply the vessel and a skipper if you need one.
    • Boat skippers can cause mishaps on the water with similarly rash behavior.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [colloquial/familiar] [boat/plane] capitanear he skippered the team to victory in 1948 condujo al equipo a la victoria en 1948

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