seafarer

noun
sea·​far·​er | \ˈsē-ˌfer-ər \

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ships and the intrepid seafarers who man them remain a vital part of the world economy

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Kudos to the Carnival Glory team for this amazing effort to rescue a fellow seafarer. Jajuan M. Morris-guity, Fox News, "Norwegian Cruise employee rescued by Carnival Cruise 22 hours after falling overboard," 3 July 2018 Kudos to the Carnival Glory team for this amazing effort to rescue a fellow seafarer. Jajuan M. Morris-guity, Fox News, "Norwegian Cruise employee rescued by Carnival Cruise 22 hours after falling overboard," 3 July 2018 Kudos to the Carnival Glory team for this amazing effort to rescue a fellow seafarer. Jajuan M. Morris-guity, Fox News, "Norwegian Cruise employee rescued by Carnival Cruise 22 hours after falling overboard," 3 July 2018 Kudos to the Carnival Glory team for this amazing effort to rescue a fellow seafarer. Jajuan M. Morris-guity, Fox News, "Norwegian Cruise employee rescued by Carnival Cruise 22 hours after falling overboard," 3 July 2018 Kudos to the Carnival Glory team for this amazing effort to rescue a fellow seafarer. Jajuan M. Morris-guity, Fox News, "Norwegian Cruise employee rescued by Carnival Cruise 22 hours after falling overboard," 3 July 2018 Being small and silent, Wave Gliders are unlikely to be spotted by seafarers up to no good, says Gary Gysin, the firm’s boss. The Economist, "Avast, me hearties," 5 July 2018 Kudos to the Carnival Glory team for this amazing effort to rescue a fellow seafarer. Jajuan M. Morris-guity, Fox News, "Norwegian Cruise employee rescued by Carnival Cruise 22 hours after falling overboard," 3 July 2018 The finding, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, supports the theory that the first people to populate the Americas were seafarers traveling from island to island. Anchorage Daily News, "Boulder-size clues to how humans settled the Americas turn up in Southeast Alaska," 1 June 2018

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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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of seafarer

: someone who works or travels on a boat or ship on the sea

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