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5 definitions found
 for skipper
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Saury \Sau"ry\, n.; pl. Sauries. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zool.)
     A slender marine fish ({Scomberesox saurus) of Europe and
     America. It has long, thin, beaklike jaws. Called also
     billfish, gowdnook, gawnook, skipper, skipjack,
     skopster, lizard fish, and Egypt herring.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skipper \Skip"per\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, skips.
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     2. A young, thoughtless person. --Shak.
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     3. (Zool.) The saury ({Scomberesox saurus).
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     4. The cheese maggot. See Cheese fly, under Cheese.
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     5. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small butterflies
        of the family Hesperiadae; -- so called from their
        peculiar short, jerking flight.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. A ship boy. [Obs.] --Congreve.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  skipper
      n 1: a student who fails to attend classes
      2: an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship [syn:
         master, captain, sea captain, skipper]
      3: the naval officer in command of a military ship [syn:
         captain, skipper]
      v 1: work as the skipper on a vessel

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  64 Moby Thesaurus words for "skipper":
     OD, admiral, be responsible for, boatswain, boss, call the signals,
     captain, carry on, chief, chief engineer, chief mate,
     chief petty officer, command, commander, commodore, conduct,
     control, deck officer, direct, engineer, ensign, fleet admiral,
     govern, handle, head, head up, lead, lead on, leader, lieutenant,
     lieutenant commander, lieutenant junior grade, make the rules,
     manage, maneuver, manipulate, master, mastermind, mate,
     naval officer, navarch, navigating officer, navigator, officer,
     order, patron, petty officer, pipes, prescribe, pull the strings,
     quarterback, quartermaster, rear admiral, regulate, run,
     sailing master, second mate, shipmaster, take command,
     take the lead, the Old Man, vice admiral, warrant officer,
     watch officer
  
  

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