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Able Seaman

Definition of the noun able seaman

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noun

  1. a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills

Explanation

  1. Able Seaman a.k.a. Sailor: A sailor, seaman, mariner, or seafarer is a person who navigates waterborne vessels or assists as a crewmember in their operation and maintenance. The term bluejacket may be used for British or US Navy sailors, the latter especially when deployed ashore as infantry. The Bluejacket's Manual is the basic handbook for United States Navy personnel. 700,000 of the world's mariners come from the Philippines, being the world's largest origin of seafarers.
    • also known as Mornar, 水手, Purjetaja, Manlalayag, Marinero, Anak Buah Kapal, ABK, นักเดินเรือ, 海員
  2. Able Seaman: In the British Royal Navy in the middle of the 18th century, the term able seaman referred to a seaman with at least two years' experience at sea. Seamen with less experience were referred to as landmen or ordinary seamen.

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Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

ORDINARY SEAMAN, one less competent than an able seaman. SEA'MANSHIP, n. -ship, knowledge ...

Google previewIllustrated Marine Encyclopedia (1890)

by Heinrich Paasch

Able Seaman. One, who has been several years at sea, and who is practically acquainted with all branches of a common seaman's work; as furling and reefing of sails, taking up and down of masts and yards, the splicing of all kinds of ropes, ...

Google previewD-Day Encyclopedia (2014)

Everything You Want to Know About the Normandy Invasion by Barrett Tillman

Senior leading seaman Matrosenstabsgefreiter Petty officer third class Leading seaman Matrosenhauptgefreiter2 —— Seaman first class Seaman second class Notes: Leading seaman Able seaman Ordinary seaman Matrosen-obergefreiter ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

able-bodied seaman; able seaman. The former, though much more recent, seems to be the usual term in admiralty law, meaning "a merchant seaman certified for all seaman's duties" (AHD). It is abbreviated AB. The phrase able ...

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

water dog, water rat 09 boatswain, buccaneer, fisherman, galiongee, greenhand, navigator, sailorman, sea lawyer, shellback, steersman, tarpaulin, yachtsman 10 able rating, able seaman, bluejacket, libertyman, midshipman, tarpauling 11 ...

Google previewThe Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (2007)

by P.H. Matthews

Able seaman has stress on its second element, but does not simply mean ' seaman who is able'. White lie is likewise not in meaning 'lie which is white'; but it too has stress on its second element and, in addition, white might be separately ...

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