Definition of leading seaman in English:

leading seaman

Line breaks: lead|ing sea¦man


  • A rank in the Royal Navy, above able seaman and below petty officer.
    More example sentences
    • The Navy's leading seamen cooks, leading seamen naval police coxswains and leading seamen photographers join the list of employment categories eligible for the benefit.
    • They were led by a leading seaman aircraft technician from Albatross who, like many sailors living in the region, had joined the local volunteer fire brigade.
    • He was born in York and after eight years in the Navy, where he rose to be a leading seaman, he worked at the factory until he retired.

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