- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)n. seaman, mariner (see navigation).II(Roget's IV) n.1. [A seafaring man]Syn. seaman, mariner, seafarer, pirate, navigator, pilot, boatman, matelot (French), yachtsman, able-bodied seaman, A.B.*, Jack Tar*, tar*, hearty*, sea-dog*, limey*, shellback*, lascar*, salt*, bluejacket*.Kinds and ranks of sailors include --- crew: deck hand, stoker, bakehead*, boilerman, cabin boy, yeoman, purser, ship's carpenter, cooper, tailor, steward, navigator, signalman, gunner, torpedoman, watch, afterguard; officers: captain, commander, skipper*, navigating officer, deck officer, officer of the deck (OD), watch officer, first mate, second mate, third mate, boatswain's mate, boatswain, bos'n*.2. [A member of the sailing or naval forces]Syn. navy man, marine, midshipman, naval cadet, coastguardsman, Navy Seal, frogman, seabee*, bluejacket*, gob*, leatherneck*, middy*.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.mariner, seafarer, seaman, navy man, sea dog, navigator, salt, shellback, skipper, helmsman, hand, first mate, midshipman, quartermaster, petty officer, bosun.WORD FIND• bag: ditty bag• dance: hornpipe• hat: sou’wester, watchcap• inexperienced: lubber• kidnap: shanghai• living quarters: forecastle• one who brings bad luck: Jonah• rebellion: mutiny• song: shanty, chantey• yes: aye-ayesee navyIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A person engaged in sailing or working on a ship: jack (uppercase), jack-tar, mariner, navigator, sea dog, seafarer, seaman. Informal: salt, tar. Slang: gob3. See SEA.
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