seamanship

noun
sea·​man·​ship | \ ˈsē-mən-ˌship How to pronounce seamanship (audio) \

Definition of seamanship

: the art or skill of handling, working, and navigating a ship

Examples of seamanship in a Sentence

The captain shows great seamanship.
Recent Examples on the Web My initial entry onto the FV Pinnacle was not one to inspire confidence in the seamanship of this reporter. Hal Bernton, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Apr. 2022 Participants will learn boating nomenclature, how to prepare for and handle boating emergencies, proper seamanship, VHF marine radio procedures, knots, engines, trailering, docking, navigation rules and aids to navigation. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 4 Jan. 2022 Participants will learn boating nomenclature, how to prepare for and handle boating emergencies, proper seamanship, VHF marine radio procedures, knots, engines, trailering, docking, navigation rules and aids to navigation. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 4 Jan. 2022 Participants will learn boating nomenclature, how to prepare for and handle boating emergencies, proper seamanship, VHF marine radio procedures, knots, engines, trailering, docking, navigation rules and aids to navigation. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 4 Jan. 2022 Dozens of recommendations were laid out in a report regarding how to improve seamanship training, navigation, and use of ship equipment. Jon Brown, Fox News, 10 Jan. 2022 Participants will learn boating nomenclature, how to prepare for and handle boating emergencies, proper seamanship, VHF marine radio procedures, knots, engines, trailering, docking, navigation rules and aids to navigation. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 4 Jan. 2022 For all of its political and economic consequences, the expedition’s achievement was in essence a triumph of seamanship over the forces of wind and water. Nathan Perl-rosenthal, WSJ, 24 Sep. 2021 But several nations still use sailing ships to train recruits in basic seamanship. Brad Lendon, CNN, 25 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of seamanship

1756, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

17 Apr 2022

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“Seamanship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seamanship. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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