Definition of master mariner in English:

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master mariner

noun

A seaman qualified to be a captain, especially of a merchant ship.
Example sentences
  • The town, famed as the home of master mariner Captain Cook, put out a worldwide appeal for replacement bones in 2000 and its Alaskan twin, Anchorage, came to the rescue after securing a huge pair of bowhead jawbones from Barrow, Alaska.
  • Among thirty-eight or so individuals with whom he had direct dealings are included a member of the local gentry, merchants, factors, victuallers and master mariners.
  • In 1886 he became a British subject and a master mariner and in 1894, after 20 years at sea, he settled in England and devoted himself to writing.
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