[ ship-muhn ]


, plural ship·men.
  1. a sailor.
  2. the master of a ship.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of shipman1

before 900; Middle English; Old English scipman; cognate with Middle Dutch schipman, German Schiff ( s ) mann. See ship 1 -man

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Example Sentences

Or am I and others who cite luck, including Shipman, simply more self-aware or forthcoming than most people, especially men?

To be clear, Kay and Shipman are not the only ones who seem to have a problem with women using the “L-word.”

This is the subject of a buzzy new book, The Confidence Code, by journalists Claire Shipman and Katty Kay.

When Shipman would not open the door, Nowak began to cry, the police said.

Oefelein, who had divorced in 2005, was also dating U.S. Air Force Captain Colleen Shipman.

According to Shipman the custom of making presents at baptisms declined in the time of the Commonwealth.

A shipman, "who rode upon a rouncy (hack) as best he could," somewhat after the style of modern mariners.

Now the cog's head was turned Francewards, and the shipman walked the deck, a peaceful master-mariner once more.

The lad, when for good services I gave him his choice of my favour, chose but the grace of an old drunken shipman.

They were what a compass is to a shipman, taking him straight on his course through the blackest storms.