seamanship


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sea·man·ship

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

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

(ˈsi mənˌʃɪp)

n.
knowledge and skill pertaining to the navigation, safety, and maintenance of a ship.
[1760–70]
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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
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Translations

seamanship

[ˈsiːmənʃɪp] Nnáutica f
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seamanship

[ˈsiːmənʃɪp] nqualités fpl de marin
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seamanship

[ˈsiːmənʃɪp] ntecnica di navigazione
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
As it became more and more apparent that the Coldwater, under my seamanship, was weathering the tempest and giving promise of pulling through safely, I could have sworn that I perceived a shade of annoyance and disappointment growing upon his dark countenance.
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.
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.
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.
I lost her, too, but it's no reflection on my seamanship. We were drifting four days outside there in dead calms.
"Grand!" Johnson shouted in my ear, as we successfully came through the attendant deluge, and I knew he referred, not to Wolf Larsen's seamanship, but to the performance of the Ghost herself.
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. According to him there had been captains among these coves and islets compared with whom Drake was practically a landsman.
Its title was, 'An Inquiry into some Points of Seamanship,' by a man Tower, Towson--some such name--Master in his Majesty's Navy.