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seafarer

[see-fair-er] /ˈsiˌfɛər ər/
noun
1.
a sailor.
2.
a traveler on the sea.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; sea + farer
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  • But, after the year of the seafarer, it may be that the correct moral imperative should be the early release of the crew.
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  • Not only the terms of expression, but a distinct reference to a former voyage indicated the writer to have been a seafarer.
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  • seafarer's service on this vessel shall be referred to, and finally resolved by arbitration.
British Dictionary definitions for seafarer

seafarer

/ˈsiːˌfɛərə/
noun
1.
a traveller who goes by sea
2.
a less common word for sailor
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Word Origin and History for seafarer
n.

1510s, from sea + agent noun from fare (n.). The Anglo-Saxon poem known by this name since at least 1842 was untitled in original MS.

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