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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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ordinary \Or"di*na*ry\, a. [L. ordinarius, fr. ordo, ordinis, order: cf. F. ordinaire. See Order.] 1. According to established order; methodical; settled; regular. "The ordinary forms of law." --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. Common; customary; usual. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Method is not less requisite in ordinary conversation that in writing. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. Of common rank, quality, or ability; not distinguished by superior excellence or beauty; hence, not distinguished in any way; commonplace; inferior; of little merit; as, men of ordinary judgment; an ordinary book. [1913 Webster] An ordinary lad would have acquired little or no useful knowledge in such a way. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Ordinary seaman (Naut.), one not expert or fully skilled, and hence ranking below an able seaman. [1913 Webster] Syn: Normal; common; usual; customary. Usage: See Normal. -- Ordinary, Common. A thing is common in which many persons share or partake; as, a common practice. A thing is ordinary when it is apt to come round in the regular common order or succession of events. [1913 Webster]