skipper


skipper
skipper
skipper1 [skip′ər]
n.
1. a person or thing that skips
2. SAURY
3. any of a family (Hesperiidae) of mostly small, heavy-bodied butterflies, having threadlike antennae usually ending in a hook, and characterized by short, erratic bursts of flight
4. any skipping insect
skipper2 [skip′ər]
n.
[ME < MDu schipper < schip, a SHIP]
1. the captain of a ship, esp. of a small ship or boat
2. any leader, director, or captain
vt.
to act as skipper of

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Synonyms:
(of a small vessel), / (Scomberesox saurus) /