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sailor

noun
     
sail‧or [countable]
1BOTTW someone who works on a ship:
Six British sailors drowned.
We were both experienced sailors.
2

bad/good sailor

TTW someone who does or does not feel sick when they are on a boat or ship
WORD FOCUS: ship WORD FOCUS: ship
a ship that carries people: passenger ship, cruise ship, liner, ferry, ro-ro

a ship that carries goods: cargo ship, merchant ship, freighter, oil tanker, super tanker, barge

a small ship: boat, motorboat, powerboat

a ship with sails: yacht, dinghy, sailing ship, sailing boat British English/sailboat American English, catamaran

a fighting ship: warship, aircraft carrier, battleship, cruiser, frigate, destroyer, minesweeper, gunboat, man-of-war old-fashioned

a ship that people live on: houseboat, narrow boat British English

a ship that goes under water: submarine

people on a ship: sailor, captain, passenger, seaman, the crew

parts of a ship: deck, cabin, porthole, engine room, mast, rudder, hull
ship

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ship
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