able seaman

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able seaman

An experienced seaman certified to perform all routine duties at sea. Also called able-bodied seaman.
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a′ble sea′man

an experienced seaman qualified to perform routine sea duties.
Also called a′ble-bod`ied sea′man.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: seaman - a seaman in the merchant marineable 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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"I'll put that brute where he won't chew up any more able seamen."
She was the only human being younger than himself on board that ship since the Ferndale carried no boys and was manned by a full crew of able seamen. Yes!
I then made the Englishman gunner in the ship, the gunner being now made second mate and purser; the Dutchman I made boatswain; so they were both very well pleased, and proved very serviceable, being both able seamen, and very stout fellows.

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