[ship-muh n]

noun, plural ship·men.

a sailor.
the master of a ship.

Origin of shipman

before 900; Middle English; Old English scipman; cognate with Middle Dutch schipman, German Schiff(s)mann. See ship1 -man Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • I bought it for two rose nobles from a shipman who came from the Levant.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • By the shipman's reckoning they were now about midway between the two shores.

    Sir Nigel

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • "We cannot win back to her, lest we show our flank to these others," said the shipman.

    Sir Nigel

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • A seaman had run from the Lion's hold and whispered in the ear of the shipman.

    Sir Nigel

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Shipman,” was all Mr. Lighton said, and then he spoke to the center.

    A Quarter-Back's Pluck

    Lester Chadwick