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Meaning of FLYING DUTCHMAN

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a spectral ship said to be seen in storms, especially off the Cape of Good Hope
  2. [n]  a phantom ship that is said to appear in storms near the Cape of Good Hope
  3. [n]  the captain of a phantom ship (the Flying Dutchman) who was condemned to sail against the wind until Judgment Day
 
 See Also: apparition, apparition, phantom, phantom, shadow, ship, specter, spectre

 

 

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