Flying Dutchman

noun

Definition of Flying Dutchman

1 : a legendary Dutch mariner condemned to sail the seas until Judgment Day
2 : a spectral ship that according to legend haunts the seas near the Cape of Good Hope

First Known Use of Flying Dutchman

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Flying Dutchman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Flying%20Dutchman. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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