a person who owns a ship or ships.
Origin of shipowner
First recorded in 1520–30; ship1
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for shipowner
Historical Examples of 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.
The shipowner's son read the letter Dave had received with interest.
British Dictionary definitions for shipowner
a person who owns or has shares in a ship or ships
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