U.S. Navy an enlisted person ranking below a petty officer third class, whose general duties involve most ships' equipment other than boilers and engines
ME seeman < OE sæman: see sea & man
See seaman in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A mariner or sailor.
a. Abbr. SN A noncommissioned rank in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard that is above seaman apprentice and below petty officer.
b. One who holds the rank of seaman, seaman apprentice, or seaman recruit.
American journalist known for her muckraking articles in the New York World, particularly an exposé on conditions in mental institutions. She also wrote an account of her 72-day journey around the world.