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shipowner

[ship-oh-ner]
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noun
  1. a person who owns a ship or ships.

Origin of shipowner

First recorded in 1520–30; ship1 + owner
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Examples from the Web for shipowner

Historical Examples

  • 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

  • "If he spends any money on you he'll be foolish," returned the shipowner's son.

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp

    Edward Stratemeyer


British Dictionary definitions for shipowner

shipowner

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