sailing master

sailing master
n. captain of a ship who is in charge of navigation; navigator

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Sailing master — Sailing Sail ing, n. 1. The act of one who, or that which, sails; the motion of a vessel on water, impelled by wind or steam; the act of starting on a voyage. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) The art of managing a vessel; seamanship; navigation; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sailing master — noun the ship s officer in charge of navigation • Syn: ↑navigator • Derivationally related forms: ↑navigate (for: ↑navigator) • Hypernyms: ↑officer, ↑ship s o …   Useful english dictionary

  • Master's mate — is an obsolete rating which was used by the Royal Navy, United States Navy and merchant services in both countries for a senior petty officer who assisted the master. Master s mates evolved into the modern rank of Sub Lieutenant in the Royal Navy …   Wikipedia

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  • Sailing — Sail ing, n. 1. The act of one who, or that which, sails; the motion of a vessel on water, impelled by wind or steam; the act of starting on a voyage. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) The art of managing a vessel; seamanship; navigation; as, globular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Master (naval) — This article is about naval rank. For masters of non military nautical vessels, see Captain (nautical). For the naval rank Master and Commander, see Commander. John Fryer, Sailing master of the HMAV Bounty. The master, or sailing master, was a… …   Wikipedia

  • Master of the Fleet — In the Royal Navy, the rank of Master of the Fleet denoted the sailing master of a fleet flagship, or the senior sailing master in a fleet. Examples include John Bowen (Master of the Fleet during the Glorious First of June 1794), Ian Hogg, and… …   Wikipedia

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  • Sailing to Byzantium — is a poem by William Butler Yeats, first published in the 1928 collection The Tower . It comprises four stanzas in ottava rima, each made up of eight ten syllable lines. It depicts a portion of an old man’s journey to Constantinople. Through this …   Wikipedia

  • Master — Mas ter (m[.a]s t[ e]r), n. [OE. maistre, maister, OF. maistre, mestre, F. ma[^i]tre, fr. L. magister, orig. a double comparative from the root of magnus great, akin to Gr. me gas. Cf. {Maestro}, {Magister}, {Magistrate}, {Magnitude}, {Major},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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