from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one who acts as agent in buying and selling ships, procuring freight, etc.
  • n. a mercantile agent employed in buying and selling ships, procuring cargoes, etc., and generally in transacting the business of a ship or ships when in port.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an agent for the ship owner; obtains cargo and may arrange for its loading or discharge


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