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seaman

[see-muh n] /ˈsi mən/
noun, plural seamen.
1.
a person skilled in seamanship.
2.
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.
3.
U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. an enlisted person ranking below petty officer.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English seeman, Old English sǣmann. See sea, man1
Related forms
superseaman, noun, plural superseamen.
Synonyms
See sailor.
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British Dictionary definitions for super seamen

seaman

/ˈsiːmən/
noun (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
Derived Forms
seaman-like, adjective
seamanly, adjective, adverb
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Word Origin and History for super seamen

seaman

n.

"a sailor," Old English sæmanna (plural); see sea + man (n.). Cf. Dutch zeeman, German Seemann, Old Norse sjomaðr.

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