noun, plural seamen.
a person skilled in seamanship.
a person whose trade or occupation is assisting in the handling, sailing, and navigating of a ship during a voyage, especially one below the rank of officer; sailor.
U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. an enlisted person ranking below petty officer.

before 900; Middle English seeman, Old English sǣmann. See sea, man1

superseaman, noun, plural superseamen.

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seaman (ˈsiːmən)
n , pl -men
1.  a rating trained in seamanship as opposed to electrical engineering, etc
2.  a man who serves as a sailor
3.  a person skilled in seamanship
adj, —adv

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Word Origin & History

"a sailor," O.E. sæmanna (pl.), from sea + man. Cf. Du. zeeman, Ger. Seemann, O.N. sjomaðr.
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Example sentences
Too late for surviving merchant seamen who lost forty years of health benefits,
  education, or insurance benefits.
Rogue waves have been the stuff of seamen's lore for centuries.
The officials would have multiplied at the same rate had there been no actual
  seamen at all.
Navies are also starting to deploy seamen on merchant ships, something hitherto
  rare unless the cargo was military.
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