A ship's husband
Husband Hus"band, n. [OE. hosebonde, husbonde, a husband, the master of the house or family, AS. h?sbonda master of the house; h?s house + bunda, bonda, householder, husband; prob. fr. Icel. h?sb[=o]ndi house master, husband; h?s house + b?andi dwelling, inhabiting, p. pr. of b?a to dwell; akin to AS. b?an, Goth. bauan. See {House Be}, and cf. {Bond} a slave, {Boor}.] 1. The male head of a household; one who orders the economy of a family. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. A cultivator; a tiller; a husbandman. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The painful husband, plowing up his ground. --Hakewill. [1913 Webster]

He is the neatest husband for curious ordering his domestic and field accommodations. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

3. One who manages or directs with prudence and economy; a frugal person; an economist. [R.] [1913 Webster]

God knows how little time is left me, and may I be a good husband, to improve the short remnant left me. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

4. A married man; a man who has a wife; -- the correlative to wife. [1913 Webster]

The husband and wife are one person in law. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

5. The male of a pair of animals. [R.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{A ship's husband} (Naut.), an agent representing the owners of a ship, who manages its expenses and receipts. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Ship's husband — Ship Ship, n. [OE. ship, schip, AS. scip; akin to OFries. skip, OS. scip, D. schip, G. schiff, OHG. scif, Dan. skib, Sw. skeep, Icel. & Goth. skip; of unknown origin. Cf. {Equip}, {Skiff}, {Skipper}.] 1. Any large seagoing vessel. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ship's husband — A person appointed by part owners of a ship to act as the general agent of all the owners in respect of the ship, with authority to contract for necessary supplies, repairs, equipment, and services and to hire officers and crew. 48 Am J1st Ship § …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • ship's husband — /ʃɪps ˈhʌzbənd/ (say ships huzbuhnd) noun a person appointed as an agent or manager of a ship by the owner …   Australian English dictionary

  • ship's husband — noun an agent providing maintenance and supplies for a ship in port …   English new terms dictionary

  • ship's husband — noun : an agent on land representing the owners of a ship who attends to its provisioning, repairing, and general management …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ship's company — Ship Ship, n. [OE. ship, schip, AS. scip; akin to OFries. skip, OS. scip, D. schip, G. schiff, OHG. scif, Dan. skib, Sw. skeep, Icel. & Goth. skip; of unknown origin. Cf. {Equip}, {Skiff}, {Skipper}.] 1. Any large seagoing vessel. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ship's days — Ship Ship, n. [OE. ship, schip, AS. scip; akin to OFries. skip, OS. scip, D. schip, G. schiff, OHG. scif, Dan. skib, Sw. skeep, Icel. & Goth. skip; of unknown origin. Cf. {Equip}, {Skiff}, {Skipper}.] 1. Any large seagoing vessel. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ship's papers — Ship Ship, n. [OE. ship, schip, AS. scip; akin to OFries. skip, OS. scip, D. schip, G. schiff, OHG. scif, Dan. skib, Sw. skeep, Icel. & Goth. skip; of unknown origin. Cf. {Equip}, {Skiff}, {Skipper}.] 1. Any large seagoing vessel. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • husband of a ship — See ship (ship s husband) …   Black's law dictionary

  • husband of a ship — See ship (ship s husband) …   Black's law dictionary

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