super seaman


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.

See sailor. Unabridged
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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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