- a person who commands a ship; master; captain.
Origin of shipmaster
1325–75; Middle English schipmaster; cognate with German Schiffmeister
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Examples from the Web for shipmaster
Well, have you ever seen a shipmaster walking his own deck as if he did not know what he had underfoot?Chance
"You're a fine sort of shipmaster," exclaimed the indignant Captain Bowers.Dialstone Lane, Complete
Jack spoke to the shipmaster who summoned Joe to the quarter-deck.
"I was in hopes of hearing news of the lads from you," sorrowfully said the shipmaster.
The approaching vessel was elegant as the art of the Aztecan shipmaster could make it.The Fair God
- the master or captain of a ship
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