sailmaker

[seyl-mey-ker]
noun
1.
a person who makes or repairs sails.
2.
a former rank of warrant officer in the U.S. Navy.

Origin:
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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