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.
Words that rhyme with skipperAgrippa, chipper, clipper, dipper, equipper, flipper, gripper, hipper, kipper, nipper, Pippa, ripper, shipper, sipper, slipper, stripper, tipper, tripper, whipper, zipper
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.
Entry from British & World English dictionary
A long-sleeved sweatshirt or T-shirt.
Of unknown origin.
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