skipper


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Saury \Sau"ry\, n.; pl. Sauries. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zool.)
   A slender marine fish (Scomberesox saurus) of Europe and
   America. It has long, thin, beaklike jaws. Called also
   billfish, gowdnook, gawnook, skipper, skipjack,
   skopster, lizard fish, and Egypt herring.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skipper \Skip"per\, n.
   1. One who, or that which, skips.
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   2. A young, thoughtless person. --Shak.
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   3. (Zool.) The saury (Scomberesox saurus).
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   4. The cheese maggot. See Cheese fly, under Cheese.
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   5. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small butterflies
      of the family Hesperiadae; -- so called from their
      peculiar short, jerking flight.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skipper \Skip"per\, n. [D. schipper. See Shipper, and Ship.]
   1. (Naut.) The master of a fishing or small trading vessel;
      hence, the master, or captain, of any vessel.
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   2. A ship boy. [Obs.] --Congreve.
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