Seaman 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}. [1913 Webster]

{Able seaman}, a sailor who is practically conversant with all the duties of common seamanship.

{Ordinary seaman}. See {Ordinary}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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