from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A spectral ship said to appear in storms near the Cape of Good Hope.
- noun The captain of this ship, a legendary Dutch mariner condemned to sail against the wind until Judgment Day.
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- proper noun nautical A
Dutch- flagged clipperthat is very fast sailing, and never makes it to port, seen on the high seas, where upon being hailed, occupantsrequest information on persons long dead, or leave messages for said people. It is considered bad luckto meet said ship.
- proper noun idiomatic A
shipof similar qualities to the Flying Dutchman.
- proper noun A
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- noun the captain of a phantom ship (the Flying Dutchman) who was condemned to sail against the wind until Judgment Day
- noun a phantom ship that is said to appear in storms near the Cape of Good Hope
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