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seaman

noun sea·man \ˈsē-mən\

: an experienced sailor

: a sailor in the U.S. or British Navy or the U.S. Coast Guard who is not an officer

Full Definition of SEAMAN

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a :  any of the three ranks below petty officer in the navy or coast guard
b :  an enlisted man in the navy or coast guard ranking above a seaman apprentice and below a petty officer
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Examples of SEAMAN

  1. <a weathered old seaman who now captains a tour boat>

First Known Use of SEAMAN

before 12th century

Rhymes with SEAMAN

SEAMAN Defined for Kids

seaman

noun sea·man \ˈsē-mən\
plural sea·men \-mən\

Definition of SEAMAN for Kids

1
:  a person who helps in the handling of a ship at sea :  sailor
2
:  an enlisted person in the navy or coast guard ranking above a seaman apprentice

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