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  1. a person who makes or repairs sails.
  2. a former rank of warrant officer in the U.S. Navy.
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Origin of sailmaker

First recorded in 1590–1600; sail + maker
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of sailmaker

  • I knew once a Scotch sailmaker who was certain, dead sure, there were people in Mars.

    Heart of Darkness

    Joseph Conrad

  • Here was the land, and there, on the fore-hatch and waiting for the sailmaker—there was that corpse.

  • Our sailmaker had no dogs of his own to look after; he had no time for that.

  • Our sailmaker, Rnne, was transformed into a -- well, let us call it tailor.

  • "You didn't go up there with Caldwell, and neither did your brother," said the sailmaker.

    The Hero of Manila

    Rossiter Johnson