sailor

DEFINITIONS OF: sailor

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n any member of a ship's crew

Synonyms:
crewman
Examples:
Alexander Selcraig
Scottish sailor who was put ashore on a deserted island off the coast of Chile for five years (providing the basis for Daniel Defoe's novel about Robinson Crusoe) (1676-1721)
Sir John Hawkins
English privateer involved in the slave trade; later helped build the fleet that in 1588 defeated the Spanish Armada (1532-1595)
Captain Kidd
Scottish sea captain who was hired to protect British shipping in the Indian Ocean and then was accused of piracy and hanged (1645-1701)
Types:
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hand
a member of the crew of a ship
lascar
an East Indian sailor
Jack, Jack-tar, gob, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, tar
a man who serves as a sailor
water dog, water rat
a person who enjoys being in or on the water
yachtsman, yachtswoman
a person who owns or sails a yacht
able seaman, able-bodied seaman
a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills
bo's'n, bo'sun, boatswain, bos'n, bosun
a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen
deckhand, roustabout
a member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor
helmsman, steerer, steersman
the person who steers a ship
bargee, bargeman, lighterman
someone who operates a barge
officer, ship's officer
a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel
pilot
a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor
sea lawyer
an argumentative and contentious seaman
whaler
a seaman who works on a ship that hunts whales
Type of:
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker
a worker who has acquired special skills

n a serviceman in the navy

Synonyms:
bluejacket, navy man, sailor boy
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coastguardsman
a member of a coastguard
Navy SEAL, SEAL
a member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfare
striker
someone receiving intensive training for a naval technical rating
submariner
a member of the crew of a submarine
Type of:
man, military man, military personnel, serviceman
someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force

n a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown

Synonyms:
Panama, Panama hat, boater, leghorn, skimmer, straw hat
Type of:
chapeau, hat, lid
headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
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