ablebodied sea man's

able seaman

noun
1.
Also called able-bodied seaman. an experienced deck-department seaman qualified to perform routine sea duties.
2.
(in the British Navy and on British and U.S. merchant ships) a rating between ordinary seaman and leading seaman or boatswain's mate. Abbreviation: A.B., AB

Origin:
1695–1705

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able seaman

noun
a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills 
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