There are 3 definitions of skipper in English:

skipper1

Line breaks: skip|per
Pronunciation: /ˈskɪpə
 
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informal

noun

  • 1The captain of a ship or boat, especially a small trading or fishing vessel: the skipper and one other man were convicted of smuggling
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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 side in a game or sport: the former Derbyshire batsman has been retained as skipper
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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: the course teaches even complete beginners to skipper their own yachts
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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, Middle Low German schipper, from schip 'ship'.

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There are 3 definitions of skipper in English:

skipper2

Line breaks: skip|per
Pronunciation: /ˈskɪpə
 
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noun

  • 1A person or thing that skips: eight-year-old Mary is a tireless skipper
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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 the names of small insects and crustaceans that skip or hop, e.g. cheese-skipper.
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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 moth-like 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 (fish) (see saury).

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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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