He wanted to sail around the Sea of Cortez; he had this weird little boat that in no way was ready nor was he a sailor.
I prided myself on having a mouth like a sailor, imagined myself unshockable.
A 10-year-old girl and a sailor won a dance contest in Hawaii the night before the day of infamy.
She and her sailor jitterbugged through three numbers on a floor crowded with 30 or more other couples.
sailor striped knits paired with the slouchy denim—very Jean Paul Gaultier.
"A fine job you have made of it, Mr. Spilett," cried the sailor.
The Spanish sailor, who had only half reached the deck, had fired at him.
With agonized prescience the sailor knew that he was yielding.
Finally, there was the sailor to be accounted for—the sailor who had tried to get the jewels from Pash.
The same as the Jollies—'er Majesty's Jollies—soldier an' sailor too.
c.1400, sailer, agent noun from sail (v.). Spelling with -o- arose 16c., probably by influence of tailor, etc., and to distinguish the meaning "seaman, mariner" from "thing that sails." It replaced much older seaman and mariner (q.q.v.). Old English also had merefara "sailor." Applied as an adjective from 1870s to clothing styles and items based on a sailor's characteristic attire.