seaman apprentice


: an enlisted man in the navy or coast guard ranking above a seaman recruit and below a seaman

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web After being reduced in rank in January, Mays appeared at his arraignment wearing the rank insignia of a seaman apprentice, or E-2, while his official rank was seaman recruit, or E-1. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Aug. 2022 The actions announced on Friday are separate from the ongoing criminal proceedings against the seaman apprentice accused of starting the fire, Ryan Mays. Eleanor Watson, CBS News, 15 July 2022 He was demoted to seaman recruit from the rank of seaman apprentice Jan. 11. Dennis Romero, NBC News, 30 Sep. 2022 Barthel also pointed out that Mays’ rank as provided by the Navy in his biographical data sheet — seaman recruit, or E-1 — differed with the one on his charge sheet, which still reflected seaman apprentice, or E-2. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Feb. 2022 And Khrzielle Vargas, a 21-year-old seaman apprentice from Fremont, Calif., was strolling through Times Square on Thursday afternoon in her white trousers, white jumper top and white sailor hat. New York Times, 28 May 2022 Hedley, a 20-year-old seaman apprentice, narrowly escaped death several times. San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Dec. 2021 Its final gathering featured just two vets, Schenkelberg and Stu Hedley, 97, who was a seaman apprentice on the battleship West Virginia. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Dec. 2021 Mays was a seaman apprentice at the time and has since been promoted to seaman. Julie Watson, ajc, 16 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seaman apprentice was in 1947

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“Seaman apprentice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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seaman apprentice

: a naval enlisted person with a rank just below that of seaman
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