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seaman

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noun sea·man \ˈsē-mən\

Simple Definition of seaman

  • : 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

  1. 1 :  sailor, mariner

  2. 2a :  any of the three ranks below petty officer in the navy or coast guardb :  an enlisted man in the navy or coast guard ranking above a seaman apprentice and below a petty officer

Examples of seaman

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



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of seaman

before 12th century

Rhymes with seaman



SEAMAN Defined for Kids

seaman

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noun sea·man \ˈsē-mən\

Definition of seaman

plural sea·men \-mən\

  1. 1 :  a person who helps in the handling of a ship at sea :  sailor

  2. 2 :  an enlisted person in the navy or coast guard ranking above a seaman apprentice





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