Definition of ship's husband in English:

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ship's husband

noun

An agent who is responsible for providing maintenance and supplies for a ship in port.
Example sentences
  • The firm was also the ship's husband, and as such they made advances for repairs and expenses.
  • Manifestly shrewd and inventive in the volatile mercantile rivalry of the Pacific, Lucas, after a period as ship's husband, returned to Sydney in 1901 as Burns Philp's island manager.
  • She was worth $70,000, and her business as ship's husbands was from $2,000 to $4,000 per year.

Derivatives

ship's husbandry

noun
Example sentences
  • The cup is presented for overall efficiency, for operational efficiency, for ship's husbandry, for seamanship, for training levels, for supply and for resourcefulness.
  • The ship's husbandry agent will liaise and assist the master in fulfilling all his obligations.
  • But ship's husbandry is our specialty; it's what we're known for and the most important service we provide.

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Syllabification: ship's hus·band

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