Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - A beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot); The person who directs the course of a ship.

Usage examples (13)
  • After all, the mate's word was law even to the old boat-steerer.
  • I never let on, and arranged the affair with Johnny, my boat-steerer.
  • Louis, the boat-steerer, had already begged me for condensed milk and sugar.
  • "Give Clint his chance, Tom," said Mr. Gibson, as the boat-steerer came forward. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.