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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 ship, -man
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shipmaster

/ˈʃɪpˌmɑːstə/
noun (pl) -masters, -men
1.
the master or captain of a ship
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