Definition of shipping master in English:

shipping master

Line breaks: ship|ping mas¦ter

noun

British
  • An official presiding over the signing-on and discharging of seamen.
    More example sentences
    • To this day, most shipping masters continue to receive fees of office, on an agreed scale of tariff.
    • Well, back to making the rounds of the shipping masters and hope for a ship.
    • List C: Account of crew of foreign going ship, to be delivered at the end of the voyage to the shipping master at the ‘above’ port.

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