noun sail·or \ˈsā-lər\

: a person who works on a boat or ship as part of the crew

: someone who controls a boat or ship that has sails

Full Definition of SAILOR

a :  one that sails; especially :  mariner
b (1) :  a member of a ship's crew
(2) :  seaman 2b
:  a traveler by water
:  a stiff straw hat with a low flat crown and straight circular brim

Examples of SAILOR

  1. He worked as a sailor on a cargo ship.
  2. <the sailors were glad to be arriving in port after their long voyage>

Origin of SAILOR

alteration of sailer
First Known Use: 1577
May 29, 2015
bodacious Hear it
unmistakable, remarkable, or voluptuous
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