1)An irreverent name for any airline captain bc of the total number of stripes worn on his/her shirt. Usually also wears scrambled eggs on the skipper hat as well.
2) Not to be confused with three stripes, who is the first officer and has no scrambled eggs on his/her hat.
Flight attendants talking after take off: "Did you hear that? Did you feel that? Trust me, that was no cargo shift like four stripes in the cockpit said.....and we are three hours over the pond and he is just now sending back three stripes to check out the vibrations in the back galley? And now we find out from the tower in Amsterdam that the engine cover blew on take off and landed on the beach of the North Sea?" "Way to go FOUR STRIPES!!!"