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Skipper

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skipper

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.