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Webster 1913 Edition


Sailor

Sail′or

,
Noun.
One who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels; one who understands the practical management of ships; one of the crew of a vessel; a mariner; a common seaman.
Syn. – Mariner; seaman; seafarer.
Sailor’s choice
.
(Zool.)
(a)
An excellent marine food fish (
Diplodus rhomboides
, syn.
Lagodon rhomboides
) of the
Southern United States
; – called also
porgy
,
squirrel fish
,
yellowtail
, and
salt-water bream
.
(b)
A species of grunt (
Orthopristis chrysopterus
syn.
Pomadasys chrysopterus
), an excellent food fish common on the southern coasts of the United States; – called also
hogfish
, and
pigfish
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sailor

SA'ILOR

,
Noun.
[a more common spelling than sailer.]
A mariner; a seaman; one who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels, or one who understands the management of ships in navigation. The word however does not by itself express any particular skill in navigation. It denotes any person who follows the seas, and is chiefly or wholly applied to the common hands. [See Seaman.]

Definition 2021


sailor

sailor

English

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Noun

sailor (plural sailors)

  1. One who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels; one who understands the practical management of ships; one of the crew of a vessel; a mariner; a common seaman.
    • 2008, Cécile Corbel (lyrics and music), “Mary”, in Songbook vol. 2 (CD), Brittany: Keltia Musique, performed by Cécile Corbel:
      Mary is a sailor
      dreaming of northern shores
      lost galleons on the sea
      Mary ever on her way
  2. a person who sails sailing boats as a sport or recreation; see also yachtsman.

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