Definitions for sailorˈseɪ lər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sailor, crewman(noun)

    any member of a ship's crew

  2. bluejacket, navy man, sailor, sailor boy(noun)

    a serviceman in the navy

  3. boater, leghorn, Panama, Panama hat, sailor, skimmer, straw hat(noun)

    a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown

Wiktionary

  1. sailor(Noun)

    One who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels; one who understands the practical management of ships; one of the crew of a vessel; a mariner; a common seaman.

  2. Origin: From sailer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sailor(noun)

    one who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels; one who understands the practical management of ships; one of the crew of a vessel; a mariner; a common seaman

Freebase

  1. Sailor

    A sailor, seaman, mariner, or seafarer is a person who navigates water-borne vessels or assists as a crew member in their operation and maintenance. The term blue jacket or bluejacket may be used for British or US Navy sailors, the latter especially when deployed ashore as infantry. The Bluejacket's Manual is the basic handbook for United States Navy personnel. 700,000 of the world's mariners come from the Philippines, being the world's largest origin of seafarers. Etymologically, the name "sailor" preserves the memory of the time when ships were commonly powered by sails, but it applies to the personnel of all vessels, whatever their mode of propulsion, and includes military maritime personnel and members of the merchant marine as well as recreational sailors. The term "seaman" is frequently used in the particular sense of a sailor who is not an officer.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. SAILOR

    A man who makes his living on water but never touches it on shore.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sailor' in Nouns Frequency: #2752


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