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seamen


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Seaman  \Sea"man\,  n.;  pl  {Seamen}. 
  A  merman;  the  male  of  the  mermaid.  [R.]  ``Not  to  mention 
  mermaids  or  seamen.''  --Locke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Seaman  \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}. 




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