(nautical) Capable of performing all requisite duties, as a seaman, specifically in the Royal Navy a rating between leading and ordinary.
Able-bodied Sentence Examples
If you know a couple able-bodied people, this could save you some money.
He no longer questioned the need for such a trained, disciplined army, or the absence of able-bodied men within the city's walls.
object of training the able-bodied citizens of Buenos Aires in military exercises and creating a volunteer army, ready for service if called upon, to withstand by force the pretensions of their opponents.
Compulsory service with the colors is in Germany no longer universal, as there are twice as many able-bodied men presented by the recruiting commissions as the active army can absorb.
The law considers as charitable institutions (opere pie) all poorhouses, almshouses and institutes which partly or wholly give help to able-bodied or infirm paupers, or seek to improve their moral and economic condition; and also the Congregazioni di caritd (municipal charity boards existing in every commune, and composed of ~embers elected by the municipal council), which administer funds destined for the poor in general.