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Definition of "skipper" []

  • Nautical The master of a ship. (noun)
  • A coach, director, or other leader. (noun)
  • To act as the skipper of. (verb-transitive)
  • One that skips. (noun)
  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "skipper" in a sentence
  • "And we've got Margot standing by with a certain skipper of a certain playoff-bound team, and I'll bet he knows all about post-season excitement."
  • "Boig the skipper, is in the harbor and Grief learns from his trader Ieremia of a banknote reading "The First Royal Bank of Fitu-Iva will pay to bearer on demand one pound sterling," the note signed "Chancellor of the Exchequer" Fulualea — a Fijian name meaning "feathers of the sun.""
  • "I will have to wait until my skipper is back for lates on Wednesday to hear all the war stories."