ship's boy


noun

a male attendant, as a cabin boy, steward, etc., employed to wait on a ship's passengers or officers.

Nearby words

  1. ship of the line,
  2. ship of war,
  3. ship out,
  4. ship's articles,
  5. ship's biscuit,
  6. ship's company,
  7. ship's inertial navigation system,
  8. ship's papers,
  9. ship's store,
  10. ship's stores

Origin of ship's boy

First recorded in 1545–55

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British Dictionary definitions for ship's boy

ship's boy

noun

a young man or boy employed to attend the needs of passengers or officers aboard ship
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