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A.B.1

Origin of A.B.1
< New Latin, Medieval Latin Artium Baccalaureus

A.B.2

1.
Nautical. able seaman.
2.
Baseball. (times) at bat.
Also, a.b.
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  • The founder of the games was Giroldi, the first contest was held in 378 A.B.

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  • Would it be unreasonable to refuse the rating of A.B. (able seaman) on the ship's books to any man who could not swim?

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