Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sailor.
  • noun A shipmaster.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A seaman or sailor; a mariner.
  • noun The master of a ship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Obs. or Poetic A seaman, or sailor.
  • noun [Obs.] the mariner's compass.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A seaman or sailor; a mariner.
  • noun obsolete The master of a ship; shiplord.
  • noun A labourer on a ship.

Etymologies

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From Middle English schipman, from Old English scipmann ("shipman, mariner, sailor, rower; one who goes on trading voyages; pirate"), equivalent to ship +‎ man. Cognate with Icelandic skipmaður, skipamaður ("shipman").

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