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able seaman

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Navy
able seamanˌable ˈseaman noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 PMNa low rank in the navy, or someone who has this rank
Examples from the Corpus
able seamanHe transferred shortly afterwards to the Dragon as an able seaman, but in 1761 he joined the Arrogant as a midshipman.
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