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 for seaman
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Seaman \Sea"man\, n.; pl. Seamen.
     A merman; the male of the mermaid. [R.] "Not to mention
     mermaids or seamen." --Locke.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Seaman \Sea"man\, n.; pl. Seamen. [AS. saeman.]
     One whose occupation is to assist in the management of ships
     at sea; a mariner; a sailor; -- applied both to officers and
     common mariners, but especially to the latter. Opposed to
     landman, or landsman.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Able seaman, a sailor who is practically conversant with
        all the duties of common seamanship.
  
     Ordinary seaman. See Ordinary.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  seaman
      n 1: a man who serves as a sailor [syn: mariner, seaman,
           tar, Jack-tar, Jack, old salt, seafarer, gob,
           sea dog]
      2: muckraking United States journalist who exposed bad
         conditions in mental institutions (1867-1922) [syn: Seaman,
         Elizabeth Seaman, Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, Nellie
         Bly]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "seaman":
     AB, Ancient Mariner, Argonaut, Davy, Davy Jones, Dylan,
     Flying Dutchman, Neptune, Nereid, Nereus, OD, Oceanid, Oceanus,
     Poseidon, Thetis, Triton, Varuna, able seaman, able-bodied seaman,
     bluejacket, buccaneer, deep-sea man, fair-weather sailor,
     fisherman, hearty, jack, jack afloat, jack-tar, jacky, limey,
     lobsterman, mariner, matelot, mermaid, merman, navigator, pirate,
     privateer, sailor, salt, sea devil, sea dog, sea god, sea rover,
     seafarer, seafaring man, shipman, siren, tar, tarpaulin, viking,
     water dog, whaler, windjammer, windsailor
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  SEAMAN. A sailor; a mariner; one whose business is navigation. 2 Boulay 
  Paty, Dr. Com. 232; Code de Commerce art. 262; Laws of Oleron, art. 7; Laws 
  of Wishuy, art. 19. The term seamen, in it most enlarged sense, includes the 
  captain a well as other persons of the crew; in a more confined 
  signification, it extends only to the common sailors; 3 Pardes. n. 667; the 
  mate; 1 Pet. Adm. Dee. 246; the cook and steward; 2 Id. 268; are considered, 
  as to their rights to sue in the admiralty, as common seamen; and persons 
  employed on board of steamboats and lighters, engaged in trade or commerce, 
  on tide water, are within the admiralty jurisdiction, while those employed 
  in ferry boats are not. Gilp. R. 203, 532. Persons who do not contribute 
  their aid in navigating the vessel or to its preservation in the course of 
  their occupation, as musicians, are not to be considered as seamen with a 
  right to sue in the admiralty for their wages. Gilp. R. 516, See 1 Bell's 
  Com. 509, 5th ed.; 2 Rob. Adm. R. 232; Dunl. Adm. Pr. h.t. 
       2. Seamen are employed either in merchant vessels for private service, 
  or in public vessels for the service of the United States. 
       3.-1. Seamen in the merchant vessels are required to enter into a 
  contract in writing commonly called shipping articles. (q.v.) This contract 
  being entered into, they are bound under. severe penalties, to render 
  themselves on board the vessel according to the agreement: they are not at 
  liberty to leave the ship without the consent of the captain or commanding 
  officer, and for such absence, when less than forty-eight hours, they 
  forfeit three day's wages for every day of absence; and when the absence is 
  more than forty-eight hours, at one time, they forfeit all the wages due to 
  them, and all their goods and chattels which were on board the vessel, or in 
  any store where they may have been lodged at the time of their desertion, to 
  the use of the owners of the vessel, and they are liable for damages for 
  hiring other hands. They may be imprisoned for desertion until the ship is 
  ready to bail. 
       4. On board, a seaman is bound to do his duty to the utmost of his 
  ability; and when his services are required for extraordinary exertions, 
  either in consequence of the death of other seamen, Or on account of 
  unforeseen perils, he is not entitled to an increase of wages, although it 
  may have been promised to him. 2 Campb. 317; Peake's N. P. Rep. 72; 1 T. R. 
  73. For disobedience of orders he may be imprisoned or punished with 
  stripes, but the correction (q.v.) must be reasonable; 4 Mason, 508; Bee, 
  161; 2 Day, 294; 1 Wash. C. C. R. 316; and, for just cause, may be put 
  ashore in a foreign country. 1 Pet. Adm. R. 186; 2 Ibid. 268; 2 East, Rep. 
  145. By act of Congress, September 28, 1850, Minot's Stat. at Large, U. S. 
  p. 515, it is provided, that flogging in the navy and on board vessels of 
  commerce, be, and the same is hereby abolished from and after the passage of 
  this act. 
       5. Seamen are entitled to their wages, of which one-third is due at 
  every port at which the vessel shall unlade and deliver her cargo, before 
  the voyage be ended; and at the end of the voyage an easy and speedy remedy 
  is given them to recover all unpaid wages. When taken sick a seaman is 
  entitled to medical advice and aid at the expense of the ship: such expense 
  being considered in, the nature of additional wages, and as constituting a 
  just remuneration for his labor and services. Gilp. 435, 447; 2 Mason, 541; 
  2 Mass. R. 541. 
       6. The right of seamen to wages is founded not in the shipping 
  articles, but in the services performed; Bee, 395; and to recover such wages 
  the seaman has a triple remedy, against the vessel, the owner, and the 
  master. Gilp. 592; Bee, 254. 
       7. When destitute in foreign ports, American consuls and commercial 
  agents are required to provide for them, and for their passages to some port 
  of the United States, in a reasonable manner, at the expense of the United 
  States; and American vessels are bound to take such seamen on board at the 
  request of the consul, but not exceeding two men for every hundred tons of 
  the ship, and transport them to the United States, on such terms, not 
  exceeding ten dollars for each person, as may be agreed on. Vide, generally, 
  Story's Laws U. S. Index, h.t.; 3 Kent, Com, 136 to 156; Marsh. Ins. 90; 
  Poth. Mar. Contr. translated by Cushing, Index, h.t.; 2 Bro. Civ. and Adm. 
  Law, 155. 
       8.-2. Seamen in the public service are governed by particular laws.  
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Seaman, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio
     Population (2000):    1039
     Housing Units (2000): 443
     Land area (2000):     1.020983 sq. miles (2.644335 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.020983 sq. miles (2.644335 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            71206
     Located within:       Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
     Location:             38.938889 N, 83.573027 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     45679
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Seaman, OH
      Seaman
  

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