matross

noun
ma·​tross | \ məˈträs \
plural -es

Definition of matross

: a onetime gunner's mate (as during the American Revolution) that assisted in loading and firing and sponging guns

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History and Etymology for matross

Dutch matroos sailor, from Middle French matelots sailors, plural of matelot sailor

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“Matross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/matross. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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