skipper

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[skip┬Ěper]

The person in charge of a ship or boat is the skipper. Another word for the skipper is the "captain," but skipper is so much more fun to say.

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One who, or that which, skips.

Noun
the naval officer in command of a military ship

Noun
an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship

Noun
a student who fails to attend classes

Verb
work as the skipper on a vessel


n.
One who, or that which, skips.

n.
A young, thoughtless person.

n.
The saury (Scomberesox saurus).

n.
The cheese maggot. See Cheese fly, under Cheese.

n.
Any one of numerous species of small butterflies of the family Hesperiadae; -- so called from their peculiar short, jerking flight.

n.
The master of a fishing or small trading vessel; hence, the master, or captain, of any vessel.

n.
A ship boy.


Skipper

Skip"per , n. 1. One who, or that which, skips. 2. A young, thoughtless person. Shak. 3. (Zo'94l.) The saury (Scomberesox saurus). 4. The cheese maggot. See Cheese fly, under Cheese. 5. (Zo'94l.) Any one of numerous species of small butterflies of the family Hesperiad'91; -- so called from their peculiar short, jerking flight.

Skipper

Skip"per, n. [D. schipper. See Shipper, and Ship.] 1. (Naut.) The master of a fishing or small trading vessel; hence, the master, or captain, of any vessel. 2. A ship boy. [Obs.] Congreve.

One who, or that which, skips.

The master of a fishing or small trading vessel; hence, the master, or captain, of any vessel.

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