Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In India, the captain or master of a boat or vessel.

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Examples

  • The president is often referred to as the nakhoda or captain of the ship and because the crew's subservience is often demanded and given, he determines the direction the party takes.

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  • It would appear, from the depositions of the survivors, that the loss of the ship was intentional on the part of the supercargo and _nakhoda_, (or sailing-master,) the latter of whom, however, was drowned, with several of the crew, in attempting to get on shore in the boat.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 330, April 1843

  • He was only of the nakhoda or merchant class, but the respect shown to him and the dignity of his bearing were very striking.

    Lord Jim

  • The only son of nakhoda Doramin answered his greeting kindly.

    Lord Jim

  • From that moment, however, the old nakhoda became taciturn.

    Lord Jim

  • The old nakhoda declared his intention to command there himself.

    Lord Jim

  • Every single man of his people was there, fully armed, when the old nakhoda at last raised his eyes.

    Lord Jim

  • Jim spent the day with the old nakhoda, preaching the necessity of vigorous action to the principal men of the Bugis community, who had been summoned for

    Lord Jim

  • Jim spent the day with the old nakhoda, preaching the necessity of vigorous action to the principal men of the Bugis community, who had been summoned for a big talk.

    Lord Jim

  • He was only of the nakhoda or merchant class, but the respect shown to him and the dignity of his bearing were very striking.

    Lord Jim

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