Examples of sailor in a Sentence
He worked as a sailor on a cargo ship.
the sailors were glad to be arriving in port after their long voyage
Recent Examples of sailor from the Web
IN CRISP white uniforms and standing to attention beneath a fluttering red flag with five golden stars, the sailors on board the People’s Liberation Army ships setting sail for Djibouti on July 11th represent a significant step for China.
Here's the photo: In 1997, another Kentuckian, Dr. Franklin Price, then an 83-year-old retired professor, also told his story to the Courier-Journal about being a young sailor aboard an aircraft carrier.
At least one report indicates that the Navy seeks a force of 350,000 sailors, a 10 percent jump from today's 322,000.
In the years since, Gillibrand has made a name for herself as an ambitious, principled lawmaker, with — recently — a bit of a sailor’s mouth.
Burling is the world’s best apparent wind sailor who has won Olympic gold and silver medals in the 49er skiff class.
Because of the peanut’s appetite-satisfying crunch and long shelf-life, the nut traveled with sailors around the world to Africa and Asia, where peanuts and peanut oil quickly became staples.
The bodies of seven drowned sailors were pulled from the areas of the ship that had been cut off.
On June 8, 1967, the intelligence ship USS Liberty operating in international waters in the Mediterranean off the coast of Gaza, was attacked by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats, killing 33 sailors and one civilian and injuring 174.
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Origin and Etymology of sailor
alteration of sailer
First Known Use: 1577See Words from the same year
SAILOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sailor for English Language Learners
: a person who works on a boat or ship as part of the crew
: someone who controls a boat or ship that has sails
SAILOR Defined for Kids
Definition of sailor for Students
: a person who works on or controls a boat or ship as part of the crew
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