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seamanship

[see-muh n-ship] /ˈsi mənˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
knowledge and skill pertaining to the operation, navigation, management, safety, and maintenance of a ship.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; seaman + -ship
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  • None of them had been on the water, but they tried to teach themselves seamanship.
  • Both appreciate the finer points of ship construction, seamanship and gun technology.
  • The seamanship at fault: but this expression may be glossed by supposing the boatswain to have sounded that call on his whistle.
  • The boatswain's pipe is used chiefly for commands bearing on seamanship work.
  • Fueling a boat properly is an essential element of good seamanship.
  • Use prudent seamanship to decide to either move away slowly or wait for the whale to move away.
  • The ship was to provide training in seamanship and navigation for boys of eligible age.
  • Agents also must exercise skill and advanced seamanship techniques to react to rapidly changing weather patterns and extreme cold.
  • The story is one of masterful seamanship, incomparable engineering, and absolute ingenuity and courage.
British Dictionary definitions for seamanship

seamanship

/ˈsiːmənʃɪp/
noun
1.
skill in and knowledge of the work of navigating, maintaining, and operating a vessel
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Word Origin and History for seamanship
n.

1766, "acquaintance with the skill of a good seaman," from seaman + -ship.

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