ordinary seaman

Origin of ordinary seaman

First recorded in 1695–1705
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Examples from the Web for ordinary seaman

Historical Examples of ordinary seaman

  • For sailors are of three classes—able-seaman, ordinary-seaman, and boys; and they receive different wages according to their rank.


British Dictionary definitions for ordinary seaman

ordinary seaman

noun
  1. a seaman of the lowest rank, being insufficiently experienced to be an able-bodied seaman
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