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seaman (n.)

"a sailor, one whose traffics and voyages are ships on the sea," Middle English seman, from Old English sæmanna (plural); see sea + man (n.). Similar formation in Dutch zeeman, German Seemann, Old Norse sjomaðr. In later times technically restricted to men below the rank of officer. Related: Seamanly; seamanlike.

updated on March 15, 2022

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Definitions of seaman from WordNet
1
seaman (n.)
a man who serves as a sailor;
Synonyms: mariner / tar / Jack-tar / Jack / old salt / seafarer / gob / sea dog
2
Seaman (n.)
muckraking United States journalist who exposed bad conditions in mental institutions (1867-1922);
Synonyms: Elizabeth Seaman / Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman / Nellie Bly
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