Skipper meaning

skĭpər
A coach, director, or other leader.
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To act as the skipper of.
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The skipper is the captain of a ship.

The man who is the captain on your yacht is an example of the skipper.

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The master of a ship.
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Any skipping insect.
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One that skips.
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Any of numerous butterflies of the families Hesperiidae and Megathymidae, having a hairy mothlike body, hooked tips on the antennae, and a darting flight pattern.
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Any of several marine fishes that often leap above water, especially a saury.
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A person or thing that skips.
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Any of a family (Hesperiidae) of mostly small, heavy-bodied butterflies, having threadlike antennae usually ending in a hook, and characterized by short, erratic bursts of flight.
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The captain of a ship, esp. of a small ship or boat.
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Any leader, director, or captain.
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To act as skipper of.
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(nautical) The master of a ship. (literally, 'shipper')
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A coach, director, or other leader.
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(sports) The captain of a sports team such as football, cricket, rugby or curling.
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To be the skipper of a ship.
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Agent noun of skip: one who skips.
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A person who skips, or fails to attend class.
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Any of various butterflies of the families Hesperiidae and its subfamily Megathyminae, having a hairy mothlike body, hooked tips on the antennae, and a darting flight pattern.
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Any of several marine fishes that often leap above water, especially Cololabis saira, the Pacific saury.
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The cheese maggot, the larva of a cheese fly, in Piophilidae, which leap to escape predators.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of skipper

  • Middle English from Middle Dutch from scip ship

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle Dutch scipper, from scip]]. Compare German Schiff, Schipp, Old Norse skip; confer ship, skiff.

    From Wiktionary

  • See to skip.

    From Wiktionary