1. The master of a fishing or small trading vessel; hence, the master, or captain, of any vessel.
2. A ship boy.
Origin: D. Schipper. See Shipper, and Ship.
1. One who, or that which, skips.
2. A young, thoughtless person.
3. (Science: zoology) The saury (Scomberesox saurus).
4. The cheese maggot. See Cheese fly, under Cheese.
5. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of small butterflies of the family Hesperiadae; so called from their peculiar short, jerking flight.