A sailor, seaman, mariner, or seafarer is a person who navigates water-borne vessels or assists as a crew member in their operation and maintenance.
Etymologically, the name "sailor" preserves the memory of the time when ships were commonly powered by sails, but it applies to the personnel of all vessels, whatever their mode of propulsion, and includes military maritime (naval) personnel and members of the merchant marine as well as recreational sailors. The term "seaman" is frequently used in the particular sense of a sailor who is not an officer.
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1 "Sailor V is Born!" (セーラーＶ誕生！, "Sērā Bi Tanjō!"?) Vol. 3 "Sailor V Appears! Channel 44 / Pandora's Plot" (セーラーＶ初登場－－「チャンネル４４」パンドラの野望編, "Sērā Bi Hatsu Toujō! -- 'Chaneru 44' Pandora no Yab. 6 "Showdown! Sailor V vs ...
... Reynolds (born November 2, 1955) is an American Star class sailor and Olympic champion ... Star World Champion 1998 North American Star Champion (again in 2002) 2000 ISAF/Sperry World Sailor of the Year 2001 Commodores Cup Champion (again in 2002) 2002 ...
... Clark charted in her native UK with the English-language rendering of "Sailor" - see Section 2.3 of this article for details - reaching #1 in February 1961 she ended a UK chart absence ... did enjoy a string of hit singles in France and she expediently rendered her UK hit "Sailor" with French-language lyrics - by Jean Broussolle (fr) - with the resultant track "Marin ... single also entered the Montreal charts (as "Sailor") in January 1961 peaking at #13 marking Clark's first appearance on an accredited North American chart almost four years before her breakout hit "Downt ...
... In fact the single, re-entitled "Sailor (Your Home is On the Sea)" garnered sufficient attention from Top 40 radio to debut at #76 on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 ... a Hamburg studio on November 4, 1960, and "Sailor..." rose as to a #5 Hot 100 peak in December 1960 ... Sailor..." also afforded Lolita a hit in Australia (#14), Japan (Top 20) and New Zealand reaching #8 in the latter territory despite the #1 ranking achieved there by the Petula Clark English-language ...
... On two-person boats like the SKUD 18, the helmsperson may be a severely disabled sailor (SDS) so needs servo assisted steering, while the crew would generally control the sheets ... to use a spinnaker, as well as the first Paralympic class to specify a severely disabled sailor and a female in the crew, with both sailors secured (with quick release) to their centerline seats for ... in being fail safe with a Severely Disabled Sailor (SDS) aboard in the worst situation, i.e ...
Famous quotes containing the word sailor:
“He is the best sailor who can steer within the fewest points of the wind, and extract a motive power out of the greatest obstacles. Most begin to veer and tack as soon as the wind changes from aft, and as within the tropics it does not blow from all points of the compass, there are some harbors which they can never reach.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Captain Bligh: Mr. Byam, youre up late.
Byam: Its very warm below, sir.
Captain Bligh: I hadnt noticed it. A true sailor can sleep in an oven, if need be, or in a keg of ice.”
—Talbot Jennings (18961985)
“The soger frae the wars returns,
The sailor frae the main,
But I hae parted frae my Love,
Never to meet again, my dear,
Never to meet again.”
—Robert Burns (17591796)