What is another word for seaman?

Pronunciation: [sˈiːmən] (IPA)

The word "seaman" is commonly used to refer to a person who works on a ship or boat. However, there are several synonyms for this term which can be used to add variety and clarity to writing. "Sailor" is perhaps the most commonly used synonym and refers to a person who navigates a ship by means of its sails. Another synonym is "mariner," which specifically refers to a seafaring person who is skilled in navigation. Other options include "seafarer," "deckhand," and "mate." Each of these synonyms has slightly different connotations and can be used to add nuance to descriptions of characters or situations involving seafaring activities.

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Usage examples for Seaman

"I am Dr. seaman," I responded.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories"
Charles Weathers Bump
No experienced seaman could have managed the boat better under the circumstances than did this woman.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
Jack was the first of the boys on deck, and when he reached there he saw Dr. Wise talking to the captain and the first officer, there being a grizzled old seaman conversing with Bucephalus at a short distance.
"The Hilltop Boys on Lost Island"
Cyril Burleigh

Famous quotes with Seaman

  • It's extremely difficult to get these jobs because you can't get a job on a ship unless you have seaman's paper's, and you can't get seaman's papers unless you have a job on a ship. There had to be a way to break through the circle, and he was the one who arranged it for me.
    Paul Auster
  • I sum up the prospects for 1967 in three short sentences. We are back on course. The ship is picking up speed. The economy is moving. Every seaman knows the command at such a moment: 'steady as she goes'.
    James Callaghan
  • The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep.
    Laurence J. Peter
  • Every seaman is not only a navigator, but a merchant and also a soldier.
    William Petty
  • I was an able-seaman, a deck hand. As I say, it's the way to see the world and get paid for it.
    David Walker

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