shipman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Noun[edit]

shipman (plural shipmen)

  1. A seaman or sailor; a mariner.
  2. (obsolete) The master of a ship; shiplord.
  3. A labourer on a ship.

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