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marine engineer

an officer who operates, maintains, and repairs the machinery of a ship.
Origin of marine engineer
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • M. Gustave Zd, a marine engineer and his friend, continued his work after modifying some of his plans.

    Aircraft and Submarines Willis J. Abbot.
  • Finally I changed clothes and went down to the waterfront looking for a job as marine engineer, or anything in that line.

    Fighting Byng

    A. Stone
  • A passion for tampering with the works of watches not infrequently characterizes the marine engineer.

    The Coast of Adventure Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for marine engineer

marine engineer

an engineer responsible for all heavy machinery on a ship or an offshore structure
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