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Meaning of SEAMAN

Pronunciation:  'seemun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a man who serves as a sailor
  2. [n]  muckraking United States journalist who exposed bad conditions in mental institutions (1867-1922)
 

SEAMAN is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, Elizabeth Seaman, gob, Jack, Jack-tar, mariner, Nellie Bly, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, tar
 
 See Also: able seaman, able-bodied seaman, bargee, bargeman, boatswain, bo's'n, bos'n, bosun, bo'sun, crewman, deckhand, helmsman, journalist, lighterman, officer, pilot, roustabout, sailor, sea lawyer, ship's officer, steerer, steersman, whaler

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sea"man\, n.; pl. {Seamen}.
    A merman; the male of the mermaid. [R.] ``Not to mention
    mermaids or seamen.'' --Locke.
    
    
  2. \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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