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shipowner

[ship-oh-ner] /ˈʃɪpˌoʊ nər/
noun
1.
a person who owns a ship or ships.
Origin of shipowner
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30; ship1 + owner
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  • A shipowner can't be too careful as to the sort of skipper he gets.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • How the fellow came to be a shipowner at the same time was quite a tale.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • Of course a shipowner may say what he jolly well pleases on his own deck.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • "Seventeen minutes of twelve," announced the shipowner's son.

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer
  • The shipowner's son read the letter Dave had received with interest.

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer
  • "We are not going to take any chances, Link," answered the shipowner's son.

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer
  • "If he spends any money on you he'll be foolish," returned the shipowner's son.

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer
  • "Yes, I can manage him easily enough," returned the shipowner's son.

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer
  • "Oh, I am sure that man is my uncle," declared the shipowner's son.

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer
  • "Just about here," was the reply, and the shipowner's son pointed with his hand.

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer
British Dictionary definitions for shipowner

shipowner

/ˈʃɪpˌəʊnə/
noun
1.
a person who owns or has shares in a ship or ships
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