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or Jack Tar

[jak-tahr] /ˈdʒækˈtɑr/
a sailor.
Origin of jack-tar
1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Born as he was in the nineteenth century, he was only a jack-tar and a hero!

    Blue Lights R.M. Ballantyne
  • It ought not to have been loose, and there is a bit of discipline for some jack-tar.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • The other, as his dress betokened, was a jack-tar of the Royal Navy.

    The Thorogood Family R.M. Ballantyne
  • Somehow it has come to be supposed or assumed that a jack-tar cannot ride.

    Charlie to the Rescue R.M. Ballantyne
  • None are more ready to pay due deference to rank than jack-tar, for he is made most to feel its power.

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