Meaning of seaman


Pronunciation: (sē'mun), [key]
— pl. -men.
  1. a person skilled in seamanship.
  2. a person whose trade or occupation is assisting in the handling, sailing, and navigating of a ship during a voyage, esp. one below the rank of officer; sailor.
  3. an enlisted person ranking below petty officer.


Pronunciation: (sē'mun), [key]
  1. original name of Nellie Bly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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