In curling, the skip is the captain of the team. The skip is responsible for determining strategy, and holds the broom in the house to indicate where a teammate at the other end of the curling sheet should aim the stone. The skip usually throws the last two stones in the fourth position, but the skip can play in any other position.

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  1. A leaping, jumping or skipping movement.
  2. The act of passing over an interval from one thing to another; an omission of a part.
  3. A passage from one sound to another by more than a degree at once.
  4. A person who attempts to disappear so as not to be found.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A large open-topped rubbish bin, designed to be lifted onto the back of a truck to take away both bin and contents. See also skep.
  2. A transportation container in a mine, usually for ore or mullock.
  3. A skep, or basket.
  4. A wheeled basket used in cotton factories.
  5. A charge of syrup in the pans.
  6. A beehive.

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. Short for skipper, the master or captain of a ship, or other person in authority.
  2. The player who calls the shots and traditionally throws the last two rocks.

Noun (etymology 4)

  1. An Australian of Anglo-Celtic descent.


  1. To move by hopping on alternate feet.
    She will skip from one end of the sidewalk to the other.
  2. To leap about lightly.
  3. To skim, ricochet or bounce over a surface.
    The rock will skip across the pond.
  4. To throw (something), making it skim, ricochet, or bounce over a surface.
    I bet I can skip this rock to the other side of the pond.
  5. To disregard, miss or omit part of a continuation (some item or stage).
    My heart will skip a beat.
    I will read most of the book, but skip the first chapter because the video covered it.
  6. To place an item in a skip.
  7. Not to attend (some event, especially a class or a meeting).
    Yeah, I really should go to the quarterly meeting but I think I'm going to skip it.
  8. To leave; as, to skip town, to skip the country.
  9. To leap lightly over.
    to skip the rope
  10. To jump rope.
    The girls were skipping in the playground.

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