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English definition of “skipper”

skipper

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈskɪpər/ informal
the leader of a team, an aircraft, a ship, etcOccupations and tradesPeople who work on boats and shipsWorkers on/with aircraft and spacecraftCompetitors and participants in sports and games
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