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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sea·man n.; pl. Seamen  A merman; the male of the mermaid. [R.] “Not to mention mermaids or seamen.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.