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Able rating

(esp in the Royal Navy) a rating who is qualified to perform certain duties of seamanship


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    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. […]

  • Abled

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  • Ableism

    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

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    ablepharia ablepharia a·ble·phar·i·a (ā’blě-fâr’ē-ə) n. Congenital absence of the eyelids.

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