Jack

Definitions of Jack
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n a man who serves as a sailor

Synonyms:
Jack-tar, gob, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, tar
Examples:
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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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
cox, coxswain
the helmsman of a ship's boat or a racing crew
captain, master, sea captain, skipper
an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
first mate, mate
the officer below the master on a commercial ship
privateer, privateersman
an officer or crew member of a privateer
purser
an officer aboard a ship who keeps accounts and attends to the passengers' welfare
navigator, sailing master
the ship's officer in charge of navigation
steward
the ship's officer who is in charge of provisions and dining arrangements
supercargo
an officer on a merchant ship in charge of the cargo and its sale and purchase
Type of:
crewman, sailor
any member of a ship's crew

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