seamanship

[ see-muh n-ship ]
/ ˈsi mənˌʃɪp /

noun

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

Origin of seamanship

First recorded in 1760–70; seaman + -ship
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seamanship

/ (ˈsiːmənʃɪp) /

noun

skill in and knowledge of the work of navigating, maintaining, and operating a vessel
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