marine engineer

  1. an officer who operates, maintains, and repairs the machinery of a ship.

Origin of marine engineer

First recorded in 1930–35

Words Nearby marine engineer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use marine engineer in a sentence

  • However, it was his collaboration with the marine engineer Fortescue Flannery that led to the company’s domination of the burgeoning oil trade.

  • When one of our first American mail steamers sailed for Europe, no practised marine engineer could be found to work her engines.

  • A passion for tampering with the works of watches not infrequently characterizes the marine engineer.

    The Coast of Adventure | Harold Bindloss
  • M. Gustave Zd, a marine engineer and his friend, continued his work after modifying some of his plans.

    Aircraft and Submarines | Willis J. Abbot.
  • Finally I changed clothes and went down to the waterfront looking for a job as marine engineer, or anything in that line.

    Fighting Byng | A. Stone
  • He held his certificate as a highly qualified marine engineer.

    Out To Win | Coningsby Dawson

British Dictionary definitions for marine engineer

marine engineer

  1. an engineer responsible for all heavy machinery on a ship or an offshore structure

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