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sailornoun [C]

uk   /ˈseɪ.lər/  us   /ˈseɪ.lɚ/
B1 a ​person who ​works on a ​ship, ​especially one who is not an ​officer
B1 a ​person who often ​takespart in the ​sport of using ​boats with ​sails
a good/bad sailor
someone who is not/often ​ill when ​travelling by ​boat

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(Definition of sailor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sailornoun [C]

 us   /ˈseɪ·lər/
a ​person who ​operates or ​works on a ​boat or ​ship, or a ​person in the ​navy who is not an ​officer: My ​dad is a sailor.
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