shipmaster

[ ship-mas-ter, -mah-ster ]
/ ˈʃɪpˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər /

noun

a person who commands a ship; master; captain.

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Origin of shipmaster

1325–75; Middle English schipmaster; cognate with German Schiffmeister
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shipmaster

shipman (ˈʃɪpmən)

/ (ˈʃɪpˌmɑːstə) /

noun plural -masters or -men

the master or captain of a ship
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