noun: 1. An officer on a merchant ship who is in charge of the cargo. 2. A superintendent or an agent.
- functionary Definition: (noun) A worker who holds or is invested with an office. Synonyms: official. Usage: The functionary next in consequence to the agent was the blacksmith, a most important, and, indeed, indispensable personage in a frontier community. Discuss
- vituperation Definition: (noun) Abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter, deep-seated ill will. Synonyms: invective, vitriol. Usage: From one open shop came the sound of blows and vituperation, and just as the officer came up to it a man in a gray coat with a shaven head was flung out violently. Discuss
- embrasure Definition: (noun) An opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through. Synonyms: porthole. Usage: As they passed over the drawbridge, Alleyne marked the gleam of arms in the embrasures to right and left. Discuss
- pilothouse Definition: (noun) An enclosed compartment from which a vessel can be navigated. Synonyms: wheelhouse. Usage: Alone in the pilothouse, Captain Anderson enjoyed the tranquil expanse of ocean before him as he silently steered the ship. Discuss