Sea"man (?), n.; pl. Seamen ().

A merman; the male of the mermaid.

[R.] "Not to mention mermaids or seamen."



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Sea"man (?), n.; pl. Seamen (#). [AS. saeman.]

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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