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jack-taralso Jack-tar (jăk′tär′)
or Jack′ Tar′,
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|Noun||1.||Jack-tar - a man who serves as a sailor |
boatswain, bo's'n, bos'n, bosun, bo'sun - a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen
ship's officer, officer - a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
pilot - a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor
sea lawyer - an argumentative and contentious seaman
whaler - a seaman who works on a ship that hunts whales