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seaman

[ see-muhn ]
/ 藞si m蓹n /
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Definition of seaman

noun, plural sea路men.
a person skilled in seamanship.
a person whose trade or occupation is assisting in the handling, sailing, and navigating of a ship during a voyage, especially one below the rank of officer; sailor.
U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. an enlisted person ranking below petty officer.
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Origin of seaman

First recorded before 900; Middle English seeman,Old English s牵mann.See sea, man

synonym study for seaman

See sailor.

OTHER WORDS FROM seaman

su路per路sea路man, noun, plural su路per路sea路men.

Other definitions for seaman (2 of 2)

Seaman
[ see-muhn ]
/ 藞si m蓹n /

noun
Elizabeth Coch路rane [kok-ruhn], /藞k蓲k r蓹n/, original name of Nellie Bly.
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How to use seaman in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for seaman

seaman
/ (藞si藧m蓹n) /

noun plural -men
a rating trained in seamanship as opposed to electrical engineering, etc
a man who serves as a sailor
a person skilled in seamanship

Derived forms of seaman

seaman-like, adjectiveseamanly, adjective, adverb
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