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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The helmsman of a ship's boat or a racing crew.

Usage examples (38)
  • The coxswain of the disabled craft should keep it in forward gear.
  • In fact, the coxswain is the commander of the boat's crew.
  • At 2 a.m. the coastguard on Deal beach called the coxswain of the lifeboat, R. R.berts.
  • As the coxswain was a steady fellow, and the wind was fair, I had no anxiety as to their finding their way. for more
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