seaman apprentice


Definition of seaman apprentice

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Mays, a seaman apprentice, joined the Navy in May 2019. Washington Post, 5 Aug. 2021 Hedley, a 20-year-old seaman apprentice, narrowly escaped death several times as the ship was hit by torpedoes and bombs. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Aug. 2021 The sailor, who holds the rank of seaman apprentice, was a member of the ship's crew at the time. David Martin, CBS News, 29 July 2021 Embree enlisted in the Navy in 1994 and became a seaman apprentice. Carl Prine,, 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of seaman apprentice

1947, in the meaning defined above

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11 Aug 2021

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“Seaman apprentice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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: an enlisted person in the navy or coast guard ranking above a seaman recruit


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