A sailor, seaman, mariner, or seafarer is a person who navigates water-borne vessels or assists as a crew member in their operation and maintenance.
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- (noun): A serviceman in the navy.
Synonyms: bluejacket, navy man, sailor boy
- (noun): Any member of a ship's crew.
Famous quotes containing the word sailor:
“The sailor is frankness, the landsman is finesse. Life is not a game with the sailor, demanding the long headno intricate game of chess where few moves are made in straight-forwardness and ends are attained by indirection, an oblique, tedious, barren game hardly worth that poor candle burnt out in playing it.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)
“Captain Bligh: Mr. Byam, youre up late.
Byam: Its very warm below, sir.
Captain Bligh: I hadnt noticed it. A true sailor can sleep in an oven, if need be, or in a keg of ice.”
—Talbot Jennings (18961985)
“He is the best sailor who can steer within the fewest points of the wind, and extract a motive power out of the greatest obstacles. Most begin to veer and tack as soon as the wind changes from aft, and as within the tropics it does not blow from all points of the compass, there are some harbors which they can never reach.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)