seamanship


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sea·man·ship

 (sē′mən-shĭp′)
n.
Skill in navigating or managing a boat or ship.

seamanship

(ˈsiːmənʃɪp)
n
skill in and knowledge of the work of navigating, maintaining, and operating a vessel

sea•man•ship

(ˈsi mənˌʃɪp)

n.
knowledge and skill pertaining to the navigation, safety, and maintenance of a ship.
[1760–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seamanship - skill in sailing
acquirement, skill, accomplishment, attainment, acquisition - an ability that has been acquired by training
boatmanship - skill in handling boats
Translations

seamanship

[ˈsiːmənʃɪp] Nnáutica f

seamanship

[ˈsiːmənʃɪp] nqualités fpl de marin

seamanship

[ˈsiːmənʃɪp] ntecnica di navigazione
References in classic literature ?
As there is no motive for concealment, I am permitted to use them, and accordingly send you a transcript, simply omitting technical details of seamanship and supercargo.
I am disposed to admire and respect the 52-foot linear raters on the word of a man who regrets in such a sympathetic and understanding spirit the threatened decay of yachting seamanship.
A stare or two at Fanny, as William helped her out of the carriage, was all the voluntary notice which this brother bestowed; but he made no objection to her kissing him, though still entirely engaged in detailing farther particulars of the Thrush's going out of harbour, in which he had a strong right of interest, being to commence his career of seamanship in her at this very time.
The Bank fleet pass good seamanship in silence; but a bungler is jeered all along the line.
He heard Fanshaw add that his country was full of such quaint fables and idioms; it was the very home of romance; he even pitted this part of Cornwall against Devonshire, as a claimant to the laurels of Elizabethan seamanship.
Nothing know I of seamanship, save what one could not avoid picking up on the round voyage of the Lady Jermyn, never to be completed on this globe.
Evidently they thought they were witnessing an exhibition of poor seamanship, and they yelled their warnings to the tug to reduce speed and throw the helm hard to port.
I lost her, too, but it's no reflection on my seamanship.
That's what made us fetch to leeward," the captain interrupted, desiring to vindicate his seamanship.
A heavy sea and the excellent seamanship of the master of the Brazilian permitted the Pan-American to escape and report this last of a long series of outrages upon our commerce.
It was the moment when they had passed successfully their first examination and left the seamanship Examiner with the little precious slip of blue paper in their hands.
Its title was, 'An Inquiry into some Points of Seamanship,' by a man Tower, Towson--some such name--Master in his Majesty's Navy.