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- Military, Naval TermsAlso called a′ble-bodied sea′man. an experienced deck-department seaman qualified to perform routine sea duties.
- Military, Naval Terms(in the British Navy and on British and U.S. merchant ships) a rating between ordinary seaman and leading seaman or boatswain's mate. Abbr.: A.B., AB
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