Skipper


Skipper
Skipper Skip"per, n. 1. One who, or that which, skips. [1913 Webster]

2. A young, thoughtless person. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) The saury ({Scomberesox saurus}). [1913 Webster]

4. The cheese maggot. See {Cheese fly}, under {Cheese}. [1913 Webster]

5. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small butterflies of the family {Hesperiad[ae]}; -- so called from their peculiar short, jerking flight. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(of a small vessel), / (Scomberesox saurus) /