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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen.

Usage examples (31)
  • The old boatswain was left alone, but he had plenty to do.
  • He called the boatswain and went to the store-room.
  • "Push off the bow there!" called the boatswain at the wheel.
  • The boatswain was the first to emerge from the cover of the wood. for more
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