[ see-muhn-lahyk ]

  1. like or befitting a seaman; showing good seamanship.

Origin of seamanlike

First recorded in 1790–1800; seaman + -like
  • Also sea·man·ly [see-muhn-lee]. /ˈsi mən li/.

Words Nearby seamanlike Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use seamanlike in a sentence

  • She was, however, conducted in a most seamanlike manner, not a word being heard on board her.

  • Not a very seamanlike job was made of it, but there was no time for the finer touches.

  • The problem before Howe demanded therefore the utmost of his seamanlike qualities and of his tactical capacity.

  • "Not a very seamanlike way of doing business," remarked the captain, looking dubiously around.

    Left on Labrador | Charles Asbury Stephens
  • He had a number of screws with which he fastened some of the articles to the bulkheads, and lashed others in a seamanlike fashion.

    In the Eastern Seas | W.H.G. Kingston