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chief mate

noun, Nautical.
Also called chief officer.
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  • When we reached New York, our chief mate left us, and I was offered the berth.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • This person agreed to take me as chief mate, and I shipped accordingly.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • The captain, who had remained on deck, sent down for the chief mate.

  • “The course is east-south-east,” said the chief mate distinctly.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • When I was relieved by the chief mate an hour afterwards, he sent for me.

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad
  • No chief mate ever made more than one voyage in the Sephora, you know.

    The Secret Sharer Joseph Conrad
  • First of all was Queequeg, whom Starbuck, the chief mate, had selected for his squire.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
  • Then, as he heard the chief mate speak, he felt that it would be all wrong.

    Mother Carey's Chicken George Manville Fenn
  • Then there was Robert Lovell, our chief mate, late of the Weymouth.

    The Log of a Privateersman Harry Collingwood
  • The chief mate, Mr Todd, was also chief harpooner or specksioneer.

    Peter the Whaler W.H.G. Kingston

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