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sailmaker

[seyl-mey-ker] /ˈseɪlˌmeɪ kər/
noun
1.
a person who makes or repairs sails.
2.
a former rank of warrant officer in the U.S. Navy.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; sail + maker
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  • Square shank ferrous metal sailmaker's or sacking needle with eye on one end.
  • He maintained the wagons and was also the post sailmaker, ie, he repaired the wagon covers and army tents.

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