sailmaker's mate

noun

Definition of sailmaker's mate

: a petty officer (as formerly in the U.S. Navy) assisting or acting as a sailmaker and in charge of all canvas (as bags, hammocks, or awnings)

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“Sailmaker's mate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sailmaker%27s%20mate. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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