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, ∨ Lagodon, rhomboides) of the Southern United States; -- called also porgy, [squirrel fish, yellowtail, and salt-water bream. (b) A species of grunt (Orthopristis, ∨ Pomadasys, chrysopterus), an excellent food fish, common on the southern coasts of the United States; -- called also hogfish, and pigfish.


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