skipper

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.

Skipper is an informal name for the captain, a way to address the person who's at the helm of a boat or in command of a Navy ship. The word skipper comes from the Dutch schipper, from schip, or "ship." Sometimes this word is also used for the captain of a team or the pilot of an airplane.

Primary Meanings of skipper

1.
nv
the naval officer in command of a military ship
work as the skipper on a vessel
2.
n
a student who fails to attend classes
Full Definitions of skipper
1

n the naval officer in command of a military ship

Synonyms:
captain
Types:
flag captain
the captain of a flagship
Type of:
commissioned naval officer
a commissioned officer in the navy

n an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship

Synonyms:
captain, master, sea captain
Examples:
Captain Kidd
Scottish sea captain who was hired to protect British shipping in the Indian Ocean and then was accused of piracy and hanged (1645-1701)
Type of:
officer, ship's officer
a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel

v work as the skipper on a vessel

Type of:
work
exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
2

n a student who fails to attend classes

Type of:
educatee, pupil, student
a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution

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