- a person who owns a ship or ships.
Origin of shipowner
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Examples from the Web for shipowner
A shipowner can't be too careful as to the sort of skipper he gets.
How the fellow came to be a shipowner at the same time was quite a tale.
Of course a shipowner may say what he jolly well pleases on his own deck.
"Seventeen minutes of twelve," announced the shipowner's son.
"If he spends any money on you he'll be foolish," returned the shipowner's son.
- a person who owns or has shares in a ship or ships
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