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skippernoun [C]

uk   /ˈskɪp.ər/  us   //
the captain of a ship or boat, a sports team, or an aircraft: John is (the) skipper of the team this year. [as form of address] Ready to go, skipper.

skipperverb [T]

uk   /ˈskɪp.ər/  us   //
to be the captain of a boat, team, aircraft, etc.
Translations of “skipper”
in Vietnamese đội trưởng, thuyền trưởng…
in Spanish capitán…
in Thai ผู้นำทีม…
in Malaysian kapten…
in French capitaine…
in German der Kapitän…
in Chinese (Traditional) 船長, 隊長, 機長…
in Indonesian kapten…
in Russian капитан, командир…
in Turkish kaptan, reis, lider…
in Chinese (Simplified) 船长, 队长, 机长…
in Polish kapitan…
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