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>
Origin and Etymology of sailor
alteration of sailer
First Known Use: 1577
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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