Flying Dutchman

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌflaɪ.ɪŋ ˈdʌtʃ.mən/

Etymology[edit]

From flying +‎ Dutchman.

Proper noun[edit]

the Flying Dutchman

  1. (nautical folklore) A mythical Dutch-flagged ghost clipper that is very fast sailing, and never makes it to port, seen on the high seas, where upon being hailed, occupants request information on persons long dead, or leave messages for said people. It is considered bad luck to meet it.

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Noun[edit]

Flying Dutchman (plural Flying Dutchmen)

  1. A ship similar to the Flying Dutchman; a ghost ship.
    Synonyms: Mary Celeste, ghost ship