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Definition of "seaman" [sea•man]

  • A mariner or sailor. (noun)
  • A noncommissioned rank in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard that is above seaman apprentice and below petty officer. (noun)
  • One who holds the rank of seaman, seaman apprentice, or seaman recruit. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "seaman" in a sentence
  • "The seaman is not guaranteed any particular benefit in return for his payment of the tax."
  • "The seaman is lost but a passenger named Dorety upbraids Cullen and threatens to swear out a warrant for the captain's arrest in San Francisco and charge Cullen with murder."
  • "A seaman from the yacht said that on 13 December, he had been removed from the vessel by "two armed men" and brought to a larger group of "30 armed men," who questioned him about the numbers of the arresting party and threatened to "make a Sacrifice of him" if he did not answer truly."