able-bodied seaman


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able-bodied seaman

able-bodied seaman

n
(Nautical Terms) an ordinary seaman, esp one in the merchant navy, who has been trained in certain skills. Also: able seaman Abbreviation: AB or a.b.
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Noun1.able-bodied seaman - a seaman in the merchant marineable-bodied seaman - a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills
Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, gob, Jack, tar - a man who serves as a sailor
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able-bodied seaman

n (Brit) → marinaio scelto
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In accordance with the agreement, any Sailor within the above ratings or Seaman Striker, completing Seaman Apprentice (SA) Training and having at least one year of sea duty for every five years of service will satisfy the written exam requirements, as well as the knot-tying practical exam for the Able-Bodied Seaman rating.
My dad was an able-bodied seaman in the navy - and his son is made rear admiral, so it's galling for him.
And the reason some able-bodied seaman was prepared to risk court martial for smuggling dope is that there's a massive market for it.