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marine engineer

noun
1.
an officer who operates, maintains, and repairs the machinery of a ship.
Origin of marine engineer
1930-1935
1930-35
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  • Finally I changed clothes and went down to the waterfront looking for a job as marine engineer, or anything in that line.

    Fighting Byng A. Stone
  • M. Gustave Zd, a marine engineer and his friend, continued his work after modifying some of his plans.

    Aircraft and Submarines Willis J. Abbot.
  • A passion for tampering with the works of watches not infrequently characterizes the marine engineer.

    The Coast of Adventure Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for marine engineer

marine engineer

noun
1.
an engineer responsible for all heavy machinery on a ship or an offshore structure
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