old salt

old salt
noun
a man who serves as a sailor
Syn:
mariner, ↑seaman, ↑tar, ↑Jack-tar, ↑Jack, ↑seafarer, ↑gob, ↑sea dog
Derivationally related forms: ↑seamanly (for: ↑seaman), ↑seamanship (for: ↑seaman)
Hypernyms: ↑sailor, ↑crewman
Hyponyms:

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noun
: an experienced sailor : a seafaring man

nothing pleases the old salts more than a yarn with the boys on the dock — Anthony Anable

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old salt noun
An experienced sailor
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Main Entry:old

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old salt UK US noun [countable] [singular old salt plural old salts] old-fashioned
an old sailor with a lot of experience
Thesaurus: sailors and people who work on boats and shipshyponym

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old salt,
an old and experienced sailor.

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noun, pl ⋯ salts [count]
informal : someone who has sailed for many years

An old salt told me tales about life in the navy.


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