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.
Every seaman is not only a navigator, but a merchant and also a soldier. William Petty
It's extremely difficult to get these jobs because you can't get a job on a ship unless you have seaman's paper's, and you can't get seaman's papers unless you have a job on a ship. There had to be a way to break through the circle, and he was the one who arranged it for me. Paul Auster
And Seaman, just like a falling oak, manages to change direction. John Motson
I was a tried seaman when, for the first time, I set foot upon the soil of my country, and took up my residence where my people had lived for over two hundred years. John Sergeant Wise
The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep. Laurence J. Peter