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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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  • It might be his, shipman's, bitter job to have to go to this girl as her friend and tell her the truth.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
  • A seaman had run from the Lion's hold and whispered in the ear of the shipman.

    Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle
  • By the shipman's reckoning they were now about midway between the two shores.

    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
  • shipman slowly turned from the owl-eyed and his look went directly to the little wisp of smoke.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
  • shipman laughed a little ironically; he turned to the young lawyer.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock

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