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Sailors and people who work on boats and ships

boatman

noun

a man who takes people or goods somewhere in a small boat, or who has small boats that you can hire for a period of time

boatswain

another spelling of bosun

bosun

noun

an officer on a ship whose job is to look after the ship’s equipment

buccaneer

noun

a sailor in the past who attacked and stole from other ships

cap’n

noun

a way of writing ‘captain’ that shows how it sounds, used for speaking to the captain of a ship

captain

noun

the person in charge of a ship or aircraft

company

noun

the people who work on a particular ship: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

crew

noun

the people who work on a ship, aircraft etc: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

crewman

noun

a man who is a member of the crew of a ship, aircraft etc

docker

noun

someone whose job is to take goods on and off ships at a dock

engineer

noun

someone who controls the engines on a ship or aircraft

ferryman

noun

someone whose job is to operate a ferry

hand

noun

someone who works on a ship

helmsman

noun

someone whose job is to steer a ship (=make it go in a particular direction)

longshoreman

noun

a docker

mariner

noun

a sailor

old salt

noun

an old sailor with a lot of experience

pilot

noun

someone who leads a ship through a difficult or dangerous area of water

purser

noun

someone whose job is to deal with the accounts on a ship and to look after the passengers

sailor

noun

someone who works on a boat or ship

sailor

noun

someone who sails for pleasure, especially someone who has a lot of experience

sea captain

noun

someone who is in charge of a ship, especially a ship that carries goods

sea dog

noun

someone who has a lot of experience of ships and sailing

seaman

noun

a man who is a sailor, especially one who is not an officer

seaman

noun

a man who has the skills of a sailor

shipmate

noun

a sailor who works together with another sailor on the same ship

skipper

noun

someone who is in charge of a small ship or fishing boat. The more formal word is captain.

stevedore

noun

a docker

submariner

noun

someone who works on a submarine

yachtsman

noun

someone who sails or owns a yacht

yachtswoman

noun

a woman who sails or owns a yacht

seafarer

noun

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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old and in bad condition, or no longer effective

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a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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