sailor

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noun sail·or \ˈsā-lər\

Definition of sailor

  1. 1a :  one that sails; especially :  marinerb (1) :  a member of a ship's crew (2) :  seaman 2b

  2. 2 :  a traveler by water

  3. 3 :  a stiff straw hat with a low flat crown and straight circular brim

Examples of sailor in a sentence

  1. He worked as a sailor on a cargo ship.

  2. <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

sailor

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noun sail·or \ˈsā-lər\

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

sailor

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noun sail·or \ˈsā-lər\

Definition of sailor for Students

  1. :  a person who works on or controls a boat or ship as part of the crew



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