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  • adj. Befitting a seaman.
  • adj. indicating competent seamanship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having or showing the skill of a practical seaman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as seamanly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characteristic of or befitting a seaman; indicating competent seamanship


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  • The trouble is, I suppose, that Obama or no, there are not means practical or otherwise for captain and crew to hang him, dump him or otherwise handle the business in a seamanlike fashion.

    The pirate smiles the fabulous smile of celebrity.

  • With this view, he issued forth to a place hard by, where sea – stores were sold, purchased a second – hand hammock, and had it slung in seamanlike fashion from the ceiling of the counting – house.

    The Old Curiosity Shop

  • Bert was able to ship himself upon her mainly because of the seamanlike appearance of his rubber boots.

    The War in the Air

  • And this was too much for the onlookers, just suited their elephantine sense of humour, already tickled by his un-seamanlike performance on the ladder: one and all burst into a loud guffaw.

    Ultima Thule

  • Hastily taking a few mouthfuls, the Captain drops his knife and fork and simply hurls his seamanlike form through the nearest door out on to the deck.

    Travels in West Africa

  • A predetermined sequence of events as well as clear, concise instructions from the helmsman will ensure a seamanlike exit from any dock.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • Have the proper equipment to handle any of these annoyances quickly and in a seamanlike manner.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • But Vic knew, with the same seamanlike feel for the interaction of boat and waves and weather as Simon Templar's own, that there was nothing to be done.

    Salvage for the Saint

  • It must have been a moment of anguish to the man who hitherto had always ridden on the crest of the wave of success and achievement to be thus trapped like a rat; and to have the added bitterness of the thought that had he exercised seamanlike care and precaution in keeping a good look-out he might have escaped.

    Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean

  • But it is our happy privilege to record the successful issue of thirty-five hours 'struggle against the terrors of a winter's gale on the Goodwin Sands, and of doing some small justice to the seamanlike skill and daring of the Deal coxswains and lifeboatmen, and of all engaged in the task.

    Heroes of the Goodwin Sands


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