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Definition of "sailor" []

  • One who serves in a navy or works on a ship. (noun)
  • One who travels by water. (noun)
  • A low-crowned straw hat with a flat top and flat brim. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sailor" in a sentence
  • "They knew that drink -- and drink with a sailor is always excessive -- made them mad, but only mildly mad."
  • "He added, This sailor is a veritable storehouse of information of all kinds, as he reads and retains everything that comes through."
  • "And by "sailor" is meant, not the average efficient and hopeless creature who is found to-day in the forecastle of deepwater ships, but the man who will take a fabric compounded of wood and iron and rope and canvas and compel it to obey his will on the surface of the sea."