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English definition of “sailor”

sailor

noun [C] uk   /ˈseɪ.lər/ us    /-lɚ/
B1 a person who works on a ship, especially one who is not an officerPeople who work on boats and ships B1 a person who often takes part in the sport of using boats with sailsPeople who work on boats and ships a good/bad sailor someone who is not/often ill when travelling by boatPeople who work on boats and ships
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