ship's officer

Definitions of ship's officer
  1. noun
    a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel
    synonyms: officer
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    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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    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:
    Jack, Jack-tar, gob, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, tar
    a man who serves as a sailor
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