shipman

shipman

[ship-muhn]
noun, plural shipmen.
1.
a sailor.
2.
the master of a ship.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English scipman; cognate with Middle Dutch schipman, German Schiff(s)mann. See ship, -man

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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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