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Originally an alternative spelling of sailer, the agent noun of sail, which first saw use in the 16th century.

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sailor ‎(plural sailors)

  1. One who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels; one who understands the practical management of ships; one of the crew of a vessel; a mariner; a common seaman.
  2. a person who sails sailing boats as a sport or recreation; see also yachtsman.

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