ship master

shipmaster

[ship-mas-ter, -mah-ster]
noun
a person who commands a ship; master; captain.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English schipmaster; cognate with German Schiffmeister

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shipmaster or shipman (ˈʃɪpˌmɑːstə, ˈʃɪpmən)
 
n , pl -masters, -men
the master or captain of a ship
 
shipman or shipman
 
n

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