Boatswain - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈboʊsn|  American pronunciation of the word boatswain
Brit.  |ˈbəʊs(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word boatswain

noun

- a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen (syn: bo's'n, bo'sun, bos'n, bosun)

Examples

...“All oars ho!” the boatswain ordered...

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