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able-bodied (comparative more able-bodied, superlative most able-bodied)

  1. Having a sound, strong body; physically competent; robust; fit for service.
    Able-bodied vagrant. - Froude
  2. (nautical) Capable of performing all requisite duties, as a seaman, specifically in the Royal Navy a rating between leading and ordinary.

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