Definition of Able seaman

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

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



Definition of Able seaman

1. Noun. Synonym of able-bodied seaman. ¹

2. Noun. A naval military rank. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Able Seaman

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able-minded
able-mindedness
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able seaman (current term)
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Literary usage of Able seaman

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1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"That whenever a mariner or able seaman should be drafted, be should have the right to enlist in the naval service. That all enlistments into the naval ..."

2. Narrative of a Voyage to the Polar Sea During 1875-6 in H.M. Ships 'Alert by George Strong Nares, Henry Wemyss Feilden (1878)
"James Self, able seaman. William Maskell, able seaman. William P. Woolley, able seaman. George Cranston, able seaman. Reuben Francombe, able seaman. ..."

3. The Men of the Merchant Service: Being the Polity of the Mercantile Marine by Frank Thomas Bullen (1900)
"THE able seaman—HIS POSITION. FROM all of the foregoing it will doubtless be rightly assumed that the able seaman is in a most anomalous position at the ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1815)
"Weeks, able seaman, slightly; J. Cole, ordinary seaman, severely; J. Price, private marine, severely ; J. Evans, private marine, slightly. — Total 14. ..."

5. Our Boys and Girls by Oliver Optic (1871)
"I see you have chipped as an able seaman." " I was not aware that I had shipped in any ... In the mean time, as you are written down as an able seaman, ..."

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