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[see-muh n-lahyk] /ˈsi mənˌlaɪk/
like or befitting a seaman; showing good seamanship.
Also, seamanly
[see-muh n-lee] /ˈsi mən li/ (Show IPA)
Origin of seamanlike
First recorded in 1790-1800; seaman + -like Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He had done the proper thing, in a proper, orderly, and seamanlike way.

    Mrs. Cliff's Yacht Frank R. Stockton
  • Wotever course you take, is plain and seamanlike, I'm wery sure.'

    Dombey and Son Charles Dickens
  • She was, however, conducted in a most seamanlike manner, not a word being heard on board her.

  • “The fleet anchored at Spithead”: can anyone want a better sentence for brevity and seamanlike ring?

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad
  • He kept his ship in apple-pie order, which would have been seamanlike enough but for a finicking touch in its details.

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad
  • I had to put an end to this impossible situation and I hope you will agree that I have done it in a seamanlike way.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • To make a stern board is frequently a very critical as well as seamanlike operation, as in very close channels.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • It is rapidly done, easily undone, and one of the most seamanlike acts, exhibiting grace as well as power.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • To Mary and her father Skipper Libe had with seamanlike courtesy abandoned the tiny cabin.

  • The sail was ready to hoist, Joe and Abe having made a seamanlike job of this.

    Tom Fairfield at Sea Allen Chapman

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