Definitions for: Seaman

[n] a man who serves as a sailor
[n] muckraking United States journalist who exposed bad conditions in mental institutions (1867-1922)

Webster (1913) Definition: Sea"man, n.; pl. Seamen.
A merman; the male of the mermaid. [R.] ``Not to mention
mermaids or seamen.'' --Locke.

Sea"man, n.; pl. Seamen. [AS. s[ae]man.]
One whose occupation is to assist in the management of ships
at sea; a mariner; a sailor; -- applied both to officers and
common mariners, but especially to the latter. Opposed to
landman, or landsman.

Able seaman, a sailor who is practically conversant with
all the duties of common seamanship.

ordinary seaman. See Ordinary.

Synonyms: Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, Elizabeth Seaman, gob, Jack, Jack-tar, mariner, Nellie Bly, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, tar

See Also: able seaman, able-bodied seaman, bargee, bargeman, boatswain, bo's'n, bos'n, bosun, bo'sun, crewman, deckhand, helmsman, journalist, lighterman, officer, pilot, roustabout, sailor, sea lawyer, ship's officer, steerer, steersman, whaler

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