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[seyl-mey-ker] /ˈseɪlˌmeɪ kər/
a person who makes or repairs sails.
a former rank of warrant officer in the U.S. Navy.
Origin of sailmaker
First recorded in 1590-1600; sail + maker Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Their sailmaker's bill is a small item, on account of the tendency to keep the sail-area down.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
  • I knew once a Scotch sailmaker who was certain, dead sure, there were people in Mars.

    Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
  • Adams, the sailmaker, killed one of these latter gentry with a harpoon, spearing him from the bowsprit as he came past the ship.

    Afloat at Last John Conroy Hutcheson
  • Here was the land, and there, on the fore-hatch and waiting for the sailmaker—there was that corpse.

  • As to the sailmaker's duty on board, the same remarks will apply to him that were made upon the carpenter.

    The Seaman's Friend Richard Henry Dana
  • Our sailmaker, Rnne, was transformed into a -- well, let us call it tailor.

  • The three others were the gunner, carpenter, and sailmaker, names which sufficiently indicate their several functions.

  • Our sailmaker had no dogs of his own to look after; he had no time for that.

  • One character that was with us for a year or more, was a man called Scotty, a native of Scotland, and a sailmaker by trade.

    Thirty Years on the Frontier Robert McReynolds
  • "You didn't go up there with Caldwell, and neither did your brother," said the sailmaker.

    The Hero of Manila Rossiter Johnson

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