Definition of Able-bodied seaman

1. Noun. A seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills.

Exact synonyms: Able Seaman
Generic synonyms: Gob, Jack, Jack-tar, Mariner, Old Salt, Sea Dog, Seafarer, Seaman, Tar



Definition of Able-bodied seaman

1. Noun. A seaman, especially one in the merchant navy, who has been trained in certain skills. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Able-bodied seaman

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1. The Gentlest Art: A Choice of Letters by Entertaining Hands by Edward Verrall Lucas (1907)
"HOUSE An able-bodied seaman asks his brother to be sure to get him a creature comfort ^> *c> - *c> Warren Hastings EAST ..."

2. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1902)
"These terms will occur frequently in the conversation of the able-bodied seaman. He has always seen a fresh. man swimming or wading to the shore, ..."

3. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1874)
"He had done his duty in arresting able-bodied seaman WILLIAM. He (the witness) would have hanged able-bodied seaman WILLIAM straight off, without waiting ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"493, 3 NCCA 553; —$3000—able-bodied seaman, 20 years old—earning capacity ... 871; —$1500—able-bodied seaman, 30 years of age, earning about $150 per year ..."

5. Admiralty Decisions in the District Court of the United States, for the by Richard Peters, Francis Hopkinson, Hanseatic League (1807)
"... an able- bodied seaman, and it was a fraud on his part to have represented himself as such. Merchants were not to be thus imposed on by mariners being ..."

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