American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Skill in navigating or managing a boat or ship.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The skill of a good seaman; acquaintance with the art of managing and navigating a ship at sea.
- n. nautical Skill in, and knowledge of, the work of navigating, maintaining, and operating a vessel.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The skill of a good seaman; the art, or skill in the art, of working a ship.
- n. skill in sailing
- seaman + -ship (Wiktionary)
“A series of forts was raised, commanding the principal harbours on the south coast; and a few ships, secretly prepared, were suddenly sent out under competent captains, to teach the channel pirates a lesson in English seamanship; which was very effectively accomplished.”
“He said, "The essential of seamanship is anticipation.”
“It will be remembered that it was a badly wounded young paymaster, unversed in seamanship, that brought the Hardy out of Narvik harbour and so saved many of his shipmates to fight again.”
“Nevertheless, gentlemen, it is science, and not even the classics, that makes the man; as for a creature's getting the sciences by instinct, I shall contend it is against the possibilities, whereas the attainment of what you call seamanship, is among even the lesser probabilities. ”
“The first is called seamanship; the second might be called shipmanship, but is, I believe, called navigation.”
“The escape from this grave predicament was an exploit of seamanship which is among the treasured memories of the service.”
“According to his classmates, with all of whom I find he was very popular, he stood high in the practical studies, such as seamanship, gunnery, navigation, and steam engineering, but in all else he was near the foot of the class, and in whatever escapade was risky and reckless he was always one of the leaders.”
“The "seamanship" is another thing, and that the master of the ship is responsible for ....”
“As a member you can take advantage of more advanced courses such as seamanship, sailing, piloting, cruise planning, weather and much more.”
“In addition to teamwork, traditional skills such as seamanship, sailing, boat-building and rowing are taught.”
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