See also: Sailor

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Alteration of earlier sailer, from Middle English sailer, sayler, saylere, equivalent to sail +‎ -or. Cognate with German Segler (sailor). Eclipsed non-native Middle English marinel, marynell (sailor) borrowed from Old French marinel (sailor). See mariner.

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sailor (plural sailors)

  1. A person in the business of navigating ships or other vessels
  2. Someone knowledgeable in the practical management of ships.
    He's a talented sailor and has spent many years at sea.
  3. A member of the crew of a vessel; a mariner; a common seaman.
  4. A person who sails sailing boats as a sport or recreation.
    Coordinate term: yachtsman
  5. Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genera Neptis, Pseudoneptis and Phaedyma, having white markings on a dark base and commonly flying by gliding.

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