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Meaning of SKIPPER

Pronunciation:  'skipur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the naval officer in command of a military ship
  2. [n]  an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
  3. [n]  a student who fails to attend classes
  4. [v]  work as the skipper on a vessel
 

SKIPPER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: captain, master, sea captain
 
 See Also: Captain Kidd, commissioned naval officer, educatee, flag captain, Kidd, officer, pupil, ship's officer, student, William Kidd, work

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Skip"per\, n.
    1. One who, or that which, skips.
    
    2. A young, thoughtless person. --Shak.
    
    3. (Zo["o]l.) The saury ({Scomberesox saurus}).
    
    4. The cheese maggot. See {Cheese fly}, under {Cheese}.
    
    5. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small
       butterflies of the family {Hesperiad[ae]}; -- so called
       from their peculiar short, jerking flight.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
 

 

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