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Meaning of SKIPPER

Pronunciation:  'skipur

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.