seamanship

[see-muh n-ship]

noun

knowledge and skill pertaining to the operation, navigation, management, safety, and maintenance of a ship.

Nearby words

  1. seaman,
  2. seaman apprentice,
  3. seaman recruit,
  4. seamanlike,
  5. seamanly,
  6. seamark,
  7. seamer,
  8. seami,
  9. seamless,
  10. seamlessly

Origin of seamanship

First recorded in 1760–70; seaman + -ship

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British Dictionary definitions for seamanship

seamanship

noun

skill in and knowledge of the work of navigating, maintaining, and operating a vessel
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Word Origin and History for seamanship

seamanship

n.

1766, "acquaintance with the skill of a good seaman," from seaman + -ship.

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