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able-bodied seaman

able seaman
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-buh l-bod-eed see-muh n]
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-buh l-bod-eed see-muh n]

Definitions of able-bodied seaman words

  • noun able-bodied seaman an ordinary seaman, esp one in the merchant navy, who has been trained in certain skills 3
  • noun able-bodied seaman a trained merchant seaman, more highly skilled than, and ranking above, an ordinary seaman 3
  • noun able-bodied seaman Also called able-bodied seaman. an experienced deck-department seaman qualified to perform routine sea duties. 1
  • noun able-bodied seaman (in the British Navy and on British and U.S. merchant ships) a rating between ordinary seaman and leading seaman or boatswain's mate. Abbreviation: A.B., AB. 1
  • noun able-bodied seaman A seaman, especially one in the merchant navy, who has been trained or certified in all routine duties; a member of the Royal Navy rated between ordinary seaman and leading seaman or boatswain's mate. 0

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Origin of able-bodied seaman

First appearance:

before 1695
One of the 49% oldest English words
First recorded in 1695-1705

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Parts of speech for Able-bodied seaman

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

able-bodied seaman popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 74% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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