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skipper in Sport topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishskipperskip‧per1 /ˈskɪpə $ -ər/ noun [countable] informal  1 TTAIN CHARGE OFthe person in charge of a ship syn captain2 DSthe leader of a sports team syn captain
Examples from the Corpus
skipperThe best chance Town had in the first half came from this corner and it came from skipper Colin Calderwood.He nodded, and was very polite and respectful, his usual attitude to his skipper.He's looked the full business as an inspirational skipper.They may have problems, however, keeping skippers and crews in check.Middlesbrough skipper Alan Kernaghan, who faces a two-match ban, received another booking when he fouled Halsall.And a hamstring injury has put skipper Ellery Hanley out of the starting line-up against Rovers.Our experience should be of value to skippers thinking of calling here in 1991.