noun \ˈsē-ˌfer-ər\

: someone who works or travels on a boat or ship on the sea

Full Definition of SEAFARER

:  mariner

Examples of SEAFARER

  1. <ships and the intrepid seafarers who man them remain a vital part of the world economy>

Origin of SEAFARER

sea + 1fare + 2-er
First Known Use: 1513


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