master mariner


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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