There are 3 definitions of skipper in English:

skipper1

Syllabification: skip·per
Pronunciation: /ˈskipər
 
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informal

noun

1The captain of a ship or boat.
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  • 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.
1.1The captain of a team in a game or sport.
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  • 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.
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  • 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

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Act as captain of.
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  • 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.

Origin

late Middle English: from Middle Dutch and Middle Low German schipper, from schip 'ship'.

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Pronunciation: ˈapəzit
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apt in the circumstances or relation to something

There are 3 definitions of skipper in English:

skipper2

Syllabification: skip·per
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈskipər/

noun

1A person or thing that skips.
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  • But these aren't any ordinary bit of rope, just as the competitors in the International Rope Skipping Championships aren't any ordinary skippers.
1.1Used in names of small insects and crustaceans that skip or hop.
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  • 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.
  • Family Hesperiidae: numerous genera
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  • 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.
3The Atlantic saury (see saury).

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There are 3 definitions of skipper in English:

skipper3

Line breaks: skip|per
Pronunciation: /ˈskɪpə/

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noun

South African
A long-sleeved sweatshirt or T-shirt.

Origin

of unknown origin.

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