noun British Slang.
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Origin of matelot
Words nearby matelot
Example sentences from the Web for matelot
And all the time the sentinels on the Saut au Matelot were eagerly watching the river for the first sign of the English invaders.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
The Buccaneers went in pairs, every hunter having his camerade or matelot (sailor), as well as his engags.The Monarchs of the Main, Volume I (of 3)|Walter Thornbury
The French word matelot, by the way, is derived from matelas, a mattress.The British Navy Book|Cyril Field
I prove to you I am not; but a good, sound, safe, French matelot!Seven Frozen Sailors|George Manville Fenn
This was at Sault-au-Matelot Street, a narrow, steep thoroughfare, barely twenty feet from side to side.Canada: the Empire of the North|Agnes C. Laut