Sea·man n.; pl. Seamen A merman; the male of the mermaid. [R.] “Not to mention mermaids or seamen.”
Sea·man n.; pl. Seamen One whose occupation is to assist in the management of ships at sea; a mariner; a sailor; -- applied both to officers and common mariners, but especially to the latter. Opposed to landman, or landsman.
Able seaman, a sailor who is practically conversant with all the duties of common seamanship.
Ordinary seaman. See Ordinary.
n 1: a man who serves as a sailor [syn: mariner, tar, Jack-tar,
Jack, old salt, seafarer, gob, sea dog]
2: muckraking United States journalist who exposed bad
conditions in mental institutions (1867-1922) [syn: Elizabeth
Seaman, Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, Nellie Bly]