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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 (32)
  • Her father was, as she always put it, "in the King's Navy," and he had been "bosun" to a ship's
  • His bosun was a valiant man,
  • The bosun was the first to yield.
  • What's unusual is he says he was appointed a bosun. for more
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