- a person who makes or repairs sails.
- a former rank of warrant officer in the U.S. Navy.
Origin of sailmaker
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Examples from the Web for sailmaker
I knew once a Scotch sailmaker who was certain, dead sure, there were people in Mars.Heart of Darkness
Here was the land, and there, on the fore-hatch and waiting for the sailmaker—there was that corpse.The Nigger Of The "Narcissus"
Our sailmaker had no dogs of his own to look after; he had no time for that.
Our sailmaker, Rnne, was transformed into a -- well, let us call it tailor.
"You didn't go up there with Caldwell, and neither did your brother," said the sailmaker.The Hero of Manila