ship·​man ˈship-mən How to pronounce shipman (audio)

Examples of shipman in a Sentence

in the middle of the vasty deep the shipman enjoys a splendid isolation that the landsman will never know
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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of shipman was before the 12th century

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“Shipman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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