a : one that sails; especially : mariner
b (1) : a member of a ship's crew (2) : seaman 2b
: a stiff straw hat with a low flat crown and straight circular brim
Examples of SAILOR
- He worked as a sailor on a cargo ship.
- <the sailors were glad to be arriving in port after their long voyage>
Origin of SAILOR
alteration of sailer
First Known Use: 1577
Related to SAILOR
- gob, hearty, jack, jack-tar, mariner, navigator, salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, shipman, swab, swabbie (also swabby) [slang], tar
Rhymes with SAILOR
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