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Synonyms for skipper

a student who fails to attend classes

an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship

work as the skipper on a vessel

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I understand that the skipper, too, started raving like the rest of them.
They are a shining reproof to all low-grade German "ruby" enamels, so-called "boort" facings, and the dangerous and unsatisfactory alumina compounds which please dividend-hunting owners and turn skippers crazy.
By what power he drew after him the hearts of the roughest, and the Tail Twisters counted in their ranks some rough diamonds indeed, was a mystery to both skipper and C.
When the old skipper had put off the date of that return till next year, he would be well on his way to not saying any more about it.
As a result of these things he was feeling very, very pleased with the world in general, and with Mr Skipper Shute in particular.
Fog in the eyes and throats of ancient Greenwich pensioners, wheezing by the firesides of their wards; fog in the stem and bowl of the afternoon pipe of the wrathful skipper, down in his close cabin; fog cruelly pinching the toes and fingers of his shivering little 'prentice boy on deck.
If the skipper says we're in ballast why not believe him?
I only know one worse thing, and that is to hear a merchant skipper express his candid opinion of officers of the Royal Navy.
Fouquet was short-sighted, Gourville was annoyed by the sun, now full in his eyes; the skipper alone, with that habit and clearness which are acquired by a constant struggle with the elements, perceived distinctly the travelers in the neighboring lighter.
Well, we took him on board, this man, and he and the skipper had some long talks in the cabin.
She had signaled us to stop, and our skipper had ignored the order; but now she had her gun trained on us, and the second shot grazed the cabin, warning the belligerent tug-captain that it was time to obey.
She was the chattel of the Minota's splendid skipper.
On the schooner were two white men, the skipper and the second mate, with half a dozen black boys.
The pilot grunted, while the skipper swept on with his glass from the launch to the strip of beach and to Kingston beyond, and then slowly across the entrance to Howth Head on the northern side.
And not until the skipper ordered his first small beer did I order one for myself.