Definition of shipping master in English:

Share this entry

shipping master


An official presiding over the signing-on and discharging of seamen.
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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ship|ping mas¦ter

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.