Definitions

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

  • noun The officer in command of a merchant ship.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The captain, master, or commander of a ship.

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

  • noun The captain, master, or commander of a ship.

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

  • noun The master of a ship; a captain; a commander.

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Examples

  • The sometime alcalde and the shipmaster were the talkers, the student sitting as though he were in the desert, eating bread and cheese and onions and looking on his book.

    1492,

  • Cabeça de Vaca and the shipmaster were the only men capable of handling an oar in their boat.

    Days of the Discoverers

  • The sometime alcalde and the shipmaster were the talkers, the student sitting as though he were in the desert, eating bread and cheese and onions and looking on his book.

    1492

  • You can bet I'm glad they took my nickname from 'shipmaster' rather than from 'little cannon.'

    Speaker for the Dead

  • The book starts by attempting to establish a commonly recognized definition of 'shipmaster', described in general terms as 'a qualified seafarer in charge of a ship '.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • The book starts by attempting to establish a commonly recognized definition of 'shipmaster', described in general terms as 'a qualified seafarer in charge of a ship '.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • The book starts by attempting to establish a commonly recognized definition of 'shipmaster', described in general terms as 'a qualified seafarer in charge of a ship '.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • The 47-year-old shipmaster was charged with liability for a vessel causing damage in a marine park, an offense that carries a maximum 55,000 Australian dollar ($51,200) fine.

    Australia Arrests Chinese Ship Captain, Senior Officer, Who Smashed Great Barrier Reef

  • The 47-year-old shipmaster was charged with liability for a vessel causing damage in a marine park, an offense that carries a maximum 55,000 Australian dollar ($51,200) fine.

    Australia Arrests Chinese Ship Captain, Senior Officer, Who Smashed Great Barrier Reef

  • The point of view is from the shipmaster, Inigo, who finds a girl on a pirate ship.

    REVIEW: Galactic North by Alastair Reynolds

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