South-seaman

noun
South-sea·​man

Definition of South-seaman

: a sailing ship formerly running to or trading in the region of the South Seas

First Known Use of South-seaman

1728, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for South-seaman

South Sea + man

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“South-seaman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/South-seaman. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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