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Able seaman   /ˈeɪbəl sˈimən/   Listen
Able seaman

A seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills.  Synonym: able-bodied seaman.

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"Able seaman" Quotes from Famous Books

... course well inshore, and it was just mebbe a toss up if the vessel clawed off the reef at all! And ez to the child keepin' up, why, dog my skin! that's just the contrariness o' things," continued Joe, in sententious cynicism. "Ef an able seaman had fallen from the yard-arm that night he'd been sunk in sight o' the ship, and thet baby ez can't swim a stroke sails ashore, sound asleep, with the waves ...
— Drift from Two Shores • Bret Harte

... battalions broken on the plains of Abraham and Canada won. But the great event of the year is Hawke's defeat of Conflans off Quiberon. Hawke was the son of a barrister; he entered the navy at fourteen years of age as a volunteer, obtained the rating of an able seaman at nineteen years of age, was a third lieutenant at twenty-four, and became captain at thirty. He knew the details of his profession as well as any sea-dog of the forecastle, was quite modern in the keen and humane ...
— Deeds that Won the Empire - Historic Battle Scenes • W. H. Fitchett

... Jerry," he added to the "sacrifice," who sat gazing at the pennies on the table in a sort of trance, "don't feel bad about it. Why, when you come to think of it, it's a providence it turned out that way. Me and Perez are bachelors, and we'd be jest green hands. But you're a able seaman, you know what it is to manage ...
— Cap'n Eri • Joseph Crosby Lincoln

Words linked to "Able seaman" :   jack, tar, gob, seaman, Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, seafarer, sea dog

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