skipper

Part of speech: noun

One who, or that which, skips.

Part of speech: noun

The master of a small trading vessel.

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Usage examples "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", 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", George Manville Fenn.
  3. The Stoughton's skipper stared. - "The Indian Drum", William MacHarg Edwin Balmer.