AskDefine | Define bluejacket

Dictionary Definition

bluejacket n : a serviceman in the navy [syn: navy man, sailor, sailor boy]

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English

Noun

  1. a seaman of a British warship
    • Note: Before the introduction of rules for uniforms in 1858, the term was tar (for the tar used waterproof clothes)

Extensive Definition

Bluejacket, or Blue Jacket may refer to:
Lastname bluejacket:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

AB, Ancient Mariner, Argonaut, Dylan, Flying Dutchman, Naval Reservist, Neptune, OD, Poseidon, Royal Marine, Seabee, Varuna, able seaman, able-bodied seaman, boot, buccaneer, cadet, deep-sea man, fair-weather sailor, fisherman, frogman, gob, hearty, horse marine, jack, jack afloat, jack-tar, jacky, jolly, limey, lobsterman, marine, mariner, matelot, midshipman, midshipmite, naval cadet, navigator, navy man, pirate, privateer, sailor, salt, sea dog, sea rover, seafarer, seafaring man, seaman, shipman, swabbie, tar, viking, water dog, whaler, windjammer, windsailor
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