seaman definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. seamen
- 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
seaman definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
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.