(esp in the Royal Navy) a rating who is qualified to perform certain duties of seamanship
- Able-bodied seaman
Also called able-bodied seaman. an experienced deck-department seaman qualified to perform routine sea duties. (in the British Navy and on British and U.S. merchant ships) a rating between ordinary seaman and leading seaman or boatswain’s mate. Abbreviation: A.B., AB. Historical Examples As a result I got my rate as able-bodied seaman when I was fifteen. […]
adjective having a range of physical powers as specified (esp in the phrases less abled, differently abled) Contemporary Examples You are a model for sportsmen, disabled and abled bodied sportsmen, all over the world? Pistorius Prosecutor: ‘Say I Shot And Killed Her!’ Kelly Berold April 8, 2014
discrimination against disabled people. Contemporary Examples Be aware of racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, and other issues of privilege and oppression. Warning: This Column Will Offend You Michael Moynihan April 27, 2014 noun discrimination against disabled or handicapped people
ablepharia ablepharia a·ble·phar·i·a (ā’blě-fâr’ē-ə) n. Congenital absence of the eyelids.