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[ship-muh n] /ˈʃɪp mən/
noun, plural shipmen.
a sailor.
the master of a ship.
Origin of shipman
before 900; Middle English; Old English scipman; cognate with Middle Dutch schipman, German Schiff(s)mann. See ship1-man Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I bought it for two rose nobles from a shipman who came from the Levant.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • By the shipman's reckoning they were now about midway between the two shores.

    Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "We cannot win back to her, lest we show our flank to these others," said the shipman.

    Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A seaman had run from the Lion's hold and whispered in the ear of the shipman.

    Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle
  • shipman,” was all Mr. Lighton said, and then he spoke to the center.

    A Quarter-Back's Pluck Lester Chadwick
  • "They have the Law-of-the-Pack, apparently," said shipman, laughing.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock

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