What does the word skipper mean?

Usage examples for skipper

  1. I went forward to execute my orders; and upon my return found the skipper, watch in hand, talking to the chief mate, who, with the rest of the watch below, had been called. – The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood
  2. Nobody knows but the skipper, but we're off somewhere, thank goodness, and you're to come on deck to- day, and old Russell too. – The Black Bar by George Manville Fenn
  3. The Stoughton's skipper stared. – The Indian Drum by William MacHarg Edwin Balmer