[ UK /sˈe‍ɪlɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈseɪɫɝ/ ]
  1. a serviceman in the navy
  2. any member of a ship's crew
  3. a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown
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How To Use sailor In A Sentence

  • He was one of the first 19th century sailors who tamed the seas through science, inventing systems for transporting cannon over marshy ground, ciphers for code and a system of hydrographical surveys.
  • He let the best sailors sail the boat, and the best navigator do the navigation. Times, Sunday Times
  • Argo to seek the Golden Fleece; their moniker combines the name of their ship and the Greek word "nautēs," meaning "sailor. Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day
  • It was really good fun and they were all keen sailors and enthusiastic. Times, Sunday Times
  • The earliest printed cards sported a nautical theme directed at sailors, who were heavy tobacco users.
  • Number one businessman and number one sailor. Times, Sunday Times
  • Despite going to sea on a boat with no windows, no fantail, no helipad or even a hatch to allow in some tension-breaking fresh salt air, submariners are still sailors at heart.
  • The Lonely Sailor from Pete Barnstrom of Left Foot Red Video features a variety of animation techniques, as Mistah Pete says, “cel animation, stop-frame, some keyframe bidness…pretty much every kind of animation I know.” Luminaria: ‘Millie and Lucy’ and ‘The Lonely Sailor’ | Missions Unknown
  • He loves Anne Garland, but has a rival in his brother Bob, a cheerful, light-hearted sailor.
  • The first great European ocean sailors were sent out in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries to explore the world.
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