master mariner

noun

Definition of master mariner

1 : a captain of a merchant ship
2 : an experienced and skilled seaman certified to be competent to command a merchant ship

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History and Etymology for master mariner

Middle English maister mariner, from maister master + mariner, marinere mariner

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“Master mariner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/master%20mariner. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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