Definitions

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  • adj. seamanlike

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characteristic of or befitting a seaman.

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

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

Etymologies

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seaman + -ly

Examples

  • For it was not only a piece of stout, seamanly, good feeling; it was good policy besides and showed our enemies that we despised their cannonade. from Treasure Island, by R.L. Stevenson.

    Archive 2004-06-20

  • For it was not only a piece of stout, seamanly, good feeling; it was good policy besides and showed our enemies that we despised their cannonade.

    "It must be the flag they are aiming at ..."

  • He was behaving as he would normally behave aboard one of the golden battle-barges; going solidly about his duties and seeing to it that all was done in a proper seamanly manner.

    Elric of Melnibone

  • The upshot of these contradictions was, that instead of piloting His Majesty's ships in a becoming seamanly manner, he was for ever running them aground.

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • Any seafaring man will tell you that this implies seamanly ability.

    Our Navy in the War

  • He was a clean-cut seamanly fellow of about thirty.

    The Pirate of Panama A Tale of the Fight for Buried Treasure

  • Disappointed in him, for I had yearned for a little seamanly sympathy and companionship, I finished my smoke in the fire-light and turned to get the bed ready, when one of the rats sprang from the bed, across the floor and between the tramp and the fire; then it darted to a hole in the edge of the floor and disappeared.

    The Grain Ship

  • And so, by doing the seamanly work themselves and putting ropes into the hands of the crew, the mate and the two boatswains got sail on the ship, even to the jib-topsail and the mainroyal staysail.

    The Grain Ship

  • Captain Swarth's seamanly eye noted certain appearances of the tackles that held her down, which told him that the work was done and she was being slacked upright.

    "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea

  • He was a trim-built, well-favored young fellow, with more refinement in his face than most sailors can show; yet there was no lack of seamanly deftness in the fingers which balled up the spun yarn and threw a half-hitch with the bight of the lanyard over the point of the marlinespike which hung to his neck.

    "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea

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