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skipper

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sport
skipperskip‧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
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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.
skipperskipper2 verb [transitive] informal 🔊 🔊 IN CHARGE OFto be in charge of a ship, sports team etc – used especially in news reports syn captain→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
skipperIn 5 days novices learn enough to skipper a yacht safely on an Ionian flotilla.Heaven Can Wait, skippered by Harold Cudmore, led her group, finishing third overall on corrected time.If you've never sailed before, go to Nidri where one option teaches you how to skipper during the first week.And two years later, he skippered the side when they lost ingloriously to Sheffield Eagles in a monumental upset.Villa-Flotilla offers a course which teaches even complete beginners to skipper their own yachts.
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Verb table
skipper
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyskipper
he, she, itskippers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyskippered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave skippered
he, she, ithas skippered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad skippered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill skipper
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have skippered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam skippering
he, she, itis skippering
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you, we, theyare skippering
Past
I, he, she, itwas skippering
you, we, theywere skippering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been skippering
he, she, ithas been skippering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been skippering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be skippering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been skippering
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