Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Search result for definition: master
Master: The Captain of a merchantman or warship.
Master-at-Arms: A non-commissioned officer responsible for maintaining discipline and order on a naval ship.
Master Builder: The head workman in a shipyard. In many shipyards, he was the designer of the ship as well. See also shipwright.
Master Frame: The main frames set up at intervals to give form to the hull; between them are the filling frames.
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