[see-muh n-lahyk]


like or befitting a seaman; showing good seamanship.

Also sea·man·ly [see-muh n-lee] /ˈsi mən li/.

Origin of seamanlike

First recorded in 1790–1800; seaman + -like Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for seamanlike

Historical Examples of seamanlike

  • 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?

  • He kept his ship in apple-pie order, which would have been seamanlike enough but for a finicking touch in its details.