Flying Dutchman

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From flying and Dutchman.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈflaɪ.ɪŋ ˈdʌt͡ʃ.mæn/

Proper noun[edit]

Flying Dutchman

  1. (nautical, mythical) A Dutch-flagged 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 said ship.

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Noun[edit]

Flying Dutchman ‎(plural Flying Dutchmen)

  1. A ship similar to the Flying Dutchman; a ghost ship.

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