Examples of seaman in a Sentence
a weathered old seaman who now captains a tour boat
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Officers were demoted or sacked and sent home, and seamen flogged with depressing regularity.
But many of the seamen taken hostage by Somali pirates have at least been set free fast, once fat ransoms have been paid.
In the Persian Gulf, the USS Stark had been hit by a missile, killing 37 seamen.
Some seamen, however, have languished in captivity for months or even years because their companies balked at coughing up—often because their ship was uninsured, or had run aground, or had been disabled by fire, or had sunk.
The ship's master notified District 17 command center watchstanders that the seaman was missing at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, according to a Coast Guard statement.
It was ingrained in the language: seaman, helmsman, fisherman, longshoreman, yachtsman.
Eight seamen are still held in Somalia, all of them Iranian fishermen seized in 2015.
British merchant seaman Robin Knox-Johnston, the only man to finish the grueling, mad-cap Golden Globe race in April 1969, wrote his name into sailing's history book as the first person to sail non-stop solo around the world.
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SEAMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of seaman for English Language Learners
: an experienced sailor
: a sailor in the U.S. or British Navy or the U.S. Coast Guard who is not an officer
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