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Definition of skipper verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

skipper

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈskɪpə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪpər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they skipper
BrE BrE//ˈskɪpə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪpər//
 
he / she / it skippers
BrE BrE//ˈskɪpəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪpərz//
 
past simple skippered
BrE BrE//ˈskɪpəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪpərd//
 
past participle skippered
BrE BrE//ˈskɪpəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪpərd//
 
-ing form skippering
BrE BrE//ˈskɪpərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪpərɪŋ//
 
Travelling by boat or ship
 
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skipper something to be the captain of a boat, sports team, etc. to skipper a yacht (especially British English) He skippered the team to victory. an all-woman crew, skippered by Tracy Edwards The 50-foot yacht will be skippered by Karen Brown. See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship Word Origin late Middle English: from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German schipper, from schip ‘ship’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: skipper

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