Sail·or n. One who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels; one who understands the practical management of ships; one of the crew of a vessel; a mariner; a common seaman.
Syn: -- Mariner; seaman; seafarer.
Sailor's choice. Zool. (a) An excellent marine food fish (Diplodus rhomboides, syn. Lagodon rhomboides) of the Southern United States; -- called also porgy, squirrel fish, yellowtail, and salt-water bream. (b) A species of grunt (Orthopristis chrysopterus syn. Pomadasys chrysopterus), an excellent food fish common on the southern coasts of the United States; -- called also hogfish, and pigfish.
n 1: any member of a ship's crew [syn: crewman]
2: a serviceman in the navy [syn: bluejacket, navy man, sailor
3: a stiff straw hat with a flat crown [syn: boater, leghorn,
Panama, Panama hat, skimmer, straw hat]