ordinary seaman


Definition of ordinary seaman

: a seaman of some experience but not as skilled as an able seaman

Examples of ordinary seaman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After basic training, he was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Ranger as an ordinary seaman. Mort Mazor, sun-sentinel.com, 11 Nov. 2021 Patrick Reed, previously dubbed Captain America for his Ryder Cup success and antics, was more of an ordinary seaman playing alongside Woods. Brian Costa, WSJ, 30 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of ordinary seaman

1702, in the meaning defined above

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“Ordinary seaman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ordinary%20seaman. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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