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marinermar‧i‧ner /ˈmærənə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  literaryPMN a sailor
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marinerAlso patron of infants and mariners.Also patron of battle, the dead, mariners, paratroopers, police officers, and radiologists.In terms of occupations, at least three-quarters of the tonnage was owned by merchants, mariners or persons connected in other ways with shipping.Sometimes he is the mariner, steering the ship of state through storm-tossed seas.The mariners spent the night in such shelter as they could find from the 30-knot winds, drenching squalls and menacing waves.They send a chart daily to mariners by high-frequency radio facsimile and over the Internet.
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