sea·​far·​er | \ ˈsē-ˌfer-ər How to pronounce seafarer (audio) \

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Examples of seafarer in a Sentence

ships and the intrepid seafarers who man them remain a vital part of the world economy
Recent Examples on the Web Typically, an early-career seafarer in India earns about 300,000 rupees ($3,900) annually. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 22 Mar. 2022 During the pandemic, seafarer happiness dropped sharply, according to survey results gathered by The Mission to Seafarers, a nonprofit that publishes a quarterly Seafarer Happiness Index. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, 25 Jan. 2022 Ege Tuluay, a 24-year-old student training to be a seafarer, walked into Caspicoin, a crypto shop in the Grand Bazaar, on Monday to check on the commission for buying tether with his U.S. dollar savings. Jared Malsin, WSJ, 12 Jan. 2022 With many of the world’s 400,000 merchant mariners still struggling to take time off and go home, seafarer fatigue remains a problem heading into the second holiday season of the pandemic. Brendan Murray, Fortune, 18 Oct. 2021 With a beam of 14 feet, the vessel offers a generous living area that can be outfitted in a range of materials and finishes to match each seafarer’s personal taste. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 14 Sep. 2021 On the cliff top above, a statue of Captain James Cook, England’s most famous seafarer, surveyed the harbor, grasping a compass and a scroll of charts. Henry Wismayer, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2021 The pragmatic seafarer is more reserved than a typical tour guide. Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2021 The rotors were on the starboard side: four columns painted in white, each 52 feet tall and seven feet in diameter — wide enough for a seafarer to crawl in and make repairs. New York Times, 24 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of seafarer

1513, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seafarer

sea + fare entry 1 + -er entry 2

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“Seafarer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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