from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An experienced seaman certified to perform all routine duties at sea.
from The Century Dictionary.
- a seaman who is competent to perform any work which may be required of him on board ship, such as fitting and placing rigging, making and mending sails, in addition to the ability to “hand, reef, and steer.” Synonyms and Capable, competent, qualified, fitted, adequate, efficient; strong, sturdy, powerful, vigorous; talented, accomplished, clever.
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- noun Alternative form of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills
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