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tar

noun

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  1. one who operates or navigates a seagoing vessel <a book about the adventurous lives of tars, skippers, and pirates of the 18th century> Synonyms gob, hearty, jack, jack-tar, mariner, navigator, salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, shipman, swab, swabbie (also swabby) [slang], sailorRelated Words coxswain, crewman, deckhand, shipmate; able-bodied seaman, able seaman, lubber; powerboater, sailboater; lime-juicer [slang], limey [slang]




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