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Noun: Flying Dutchman
  1. The captain of a phantom ship (the Flying Dutchman) who was condemned to sail against the wind until Judgment Day
  2. A phantom ship that is said to appear in storms near the Cape of Good Hope

Type of: apparition, fantasm, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, shadow, specter [US], spectre [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Flying Dutchman