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Webster 1913 Edition


Seaman

Sea′man

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Seamen
.
A merman; the male of the mermaid.
[R.]
“Not to mention mermaids or seamen.”
Locke.

Sea′man

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Seamen
(#)
.
[AS.
saeman
.]
One whose occupation is to assist in the management of ships at sea; a mariner; a sailor; – applied both to officers and common mariners, but especially to the latter. Opposed to
landman
, or
landsman
.
Able seaman
,
a sailor who is practically conversant with all the duties of common seamanship.
Ordinary seaman
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Seaman

SEAMAN.

[See under Sea.]

Definition 2022


seaman

seaman

See also: seamăn

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Noun

seaman (plural seamen)

  1. A mariner or sailor, one who mans a ship. Opposed to landman or landsman.
    • 2012 March 1, William E. Carter, Merri Sue Carter, “The British Longitude Act Reconsidered”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 87:
      But was it responsible governance to pass the Longitude Act without other efforts to protect British seamen? Or might it have been subterfuge—a disingenuous attempt to shift attention away from the realities of their life at sea.
  2. (Britain, Navy) The lowest ranking in the Navy, below Able Seaman.
  3. (US, Navy) An enlisted rate in the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, ranking below petty officer third class and above seaman apprentice.
  4. A merman; the male of the mermaid.
    Not to mention mermaids or seamen. Locke.

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