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shipman

[ship-muh n] /ˈʃɪp mən/
noun, plural shipmen.
1.
a sailor.
2.
the master of a ship.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English scipman; cognate with Middle Dutch schipman, German Schiff(s)mann. See ship1-man
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