- a sailor; mariner
- 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
Origin: Middle English seeman from Old English sæman: see sea and amp; man
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- 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.
, Elizabeth Cochrane Pen name Nelly Bly 1864?-1922.