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 for mariner
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mariner \Mar"i*ner\, n. [F. marinier, LL. marinarius. See
     One whose occupation is to assist in navigating ships; a
     seaman or sailor. --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]
     Mariner's compass. See under Compass.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a man who serves as a sailor [syn: mariner, seaman,
           tar, Jack-tar, Jack, old salt, seafarer, gob,
           sea dog]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "mariner":
     adventurer, alpinist, astronaut, bluejacket, camper, climber,
     comers and goers, commuter, cosmopolite, cruiser, excursionist,
     explorer, fare, globe-girdler, globe-trotter, gob, goer, hajji,
     jack, jack-tar, jet set, jet-setter, journeyer, limey, mountaineer,
     old salt, palmer, passenger, passerby, pathfinder, pilgrim,
     pioneer, rating, rubberneck, rubbernecker, sailor, salt, sea dog,
     seaman, shellback, sightseer, straphanger, swab, swabbie, tar,
     tarpaulin, tourer, tourist, trailblazer, trailbreaker, transient,
     traveler, trekker, tripper, viator, visiting fireman, voortrekker,
     voyager, voyageur, wayfarer, world-traveler

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MARINER. One whose occupation is to navigate vessels on the sea. Vide Seamen 
  Shipping articles. 
       2. By act of congress, 1 Story, Laws of U. S., ch. 56, s. 4, p. 109, it 
  is provided, that no sum exceeding one dollar shall be recovered from any 
  seaman or mariner (in the merchant service,) by any person, for any debt 
  contracted during the time such seaman or mariner shall actually belong to 
  any ship or vessel, until the voyage for which such seaman or mariner 
  engaged, shall be ended. 

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