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 Able.Aboard. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Able-bodied Seaman.
 
A sailor of the first class. A crew is divided into three classes:—(1) able seamen, or skilled sailors, termed A.B.; (2) ordinary seamen; and (3) boys, which include green hands, or inexperienced men, without regard to age or size.   1
 


 Able.Aboard. 

 
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