able seaman

able seaman
UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "able seaman":
singular able seaman plural able seamen
someone of low rank in the British Royal Navy

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  • Able seaman — Seaman Sea man, n.; pl. {Seamen}. [AS. s[ae]man.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • able seaman — n a low rank in the navy, or someone who has this rank …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Able seaman — This article is about a civilian occupation. For a military rank, see able seaman (rank). Able seaman Able seamen generally serve as a ship s helmsmen, relying on visual references, compasses, and …   Wikipedia

  • able seaman — noun a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills • Syn: ↑able bodied seaman • Hypernyms: ↑mariner, ↑seaman, ↑tar, ↑Jack tar, ↑Jack, ↑old salt, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Able Seaman (disambiguation) — Able Seaman may refer to: *A civilian occupation: Able Seaman (occupation), or *A military rank: Able Seaman (rank) …   Wikipedia

  • Able Seaman (occupation) — Infobox shipping job name = Able seaman othernames = Able bodied seaman photo = Scross helmsman.jpg photo helmsmen, relying on visual references, compasses, and a rudder angle indicator to steer a steady course as directed by the mate or other… …   Wikipedia

  • Able Seaman (rank) — Royal NavyIn the Royal Navy in the middle of the 18th century, the term Able Seaman (abbreviated AB) referred to a seaman with at least two years experience at sea. Seamen with less experience were referred to as landmen or ordinary seamen.In… …   Wikipedia

  • able seaman — 1. Also called able bodied seaman. an experienced deck department seaman qualified to perform routine sea duties. 2. (in the British Navy and on British and U.S. merchant ships) a rating between ordinary seaman and leading seaman or boatswain s… …   Universalium

  • able seaman — /eɪbəl ˈsimən/ (say aybuhl seemuhn) noun 1. → able bodied seaman. 2. Navy a rank below leading seaman and above seaman …  

  • able seaman — noun a) Synonym of able bodied seaman. b) A naval military rank …   Wiktionary

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