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skippernoun [C]

 us   /ˈskɪp·ər/ infml
the ​person in ​charge of a ​ship or ​boat
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skippernoun [C]

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