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[ship-oh-ner] /ˈʃɪpˌoʊ nər/
a person who owns a ship or ships.
Origin of shipowner
1520-30; ship1 + owner Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • My ward is an export and import merchant as well as a shipowner; she fills her ships with wine.

    The Lady of Lynn Walter Besant
  • How the fellow came to be a shipowner at the same time was quite a tale.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • The withdrawal of protective legislation proved the turning-point in the fortunes of the British shipowner.

  • Of course a shipowner may say what he jolly well pleases on his own deck.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • Her eyes sparkled, and she exchanged little gay pleasantries and compliments with the shipowner.

    Swirling Waters Max Rittenberg
  • And as he spoke the shipowner turned the glasses over to the captain.

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer
  • The expense of the apparatus was borne by my friend the late George Holt, shipowner, of Liverpool.

    The Ether of Space Oliver Lodge
  • The shipowner's son read the letter Dave had received with interest.

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer
  • When Rivière at length reached Hampstead Heath, it was to find that the shipowner had just left the house.

    Swirling Waters Max Rittenberg
  • "We are not going to take any chances, Link," answered the shipowner's son.

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer
British Dictionary definitions for shipowner


a person who owns or has shares in a ship or ships
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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