seaman recruit


: an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the navy or coast guard

Examples of seaman recruit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was demoted to seaman recruit from the rank of seaman apprentice Jan. 11. Dennis Romero, NBC News, 30 Sep. 2022 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 Sandor, a master-at-arms seaman recruit, was one of those who stayed. NBC News, 30 Apr. 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

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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 recruit was in 1947

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“Seaman recruit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

seaman recruit

: a naval enlisted person of the lowest rank
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