seafarer

[see-fair-er]
noun
1.
a sailor.
2.
a traveler on the sea.

Origin:
1505–15; sea + farer

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seafarer (ˈsiːˌfɛərə)
 
n
1.  a traveller who goes by sea
2.  a less common word for sailor

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Example sentences
But, after the year of the seafarer, it may be that the correct moral
  imperative should be the early release of the crew.
When heavy winds coincide with especially high tides, it becomes liquid chaos
  and disaster for the unwitting seafarer.
Not only the terms of expression, but a distinct reference to a former voyage
  indicated the writer to have been a seafarer.
Seafarer recruitment agency guarantee letter with signature and all appropriate
  information.
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