[ skip-er ]
/ ˈskɪp ər /
the master or captain of a vessel, especially of a small trading or fishing vessel.
a captain or leader, as of a team.
verb (used with object)
to act as skipper of.
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British Dictionary definitions for skippering (1 of 3)
/ (ˈskɪpərɪŋ) /
slang the practice of sleeping rough
Word Origin for skippering
C20: of unknown origin
British Dictionary definitions for skippering (2 of 3)
/ (ˈskɪpə) /
the captain of any vessel
the captain of an aircraft
a manager or leader, as of a sporting team
to act as skipper (of)
Word Origin for skipper
C14: from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch schipper shipper
British Dictionary definitions for skippering (3 of 3)
/ (ˈskɪpə) /
a person or thing that skips
any small butterfly of the family Hesperiidae, having a hairy mothlike body and erratic darting flight
another name for saury
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