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English definition of “sailor”

sailor

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