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Noun boatswain has 1 sense
  1. boatswain, bos'n, bo's'n, bosun, bo'sun - a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen
    --1 is a kind of mariner, seaman, tar, Jack-tar, Jack, old salt, seafarer, gob, sea dog

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A boatswain is an officer on a ship who is responsible for the maintenance of the ship's equipment and the supervision of the crew.

Example Sentences:

  • The boatswain instructed the sailors to hoist the sails.
  • As the boatswain, it was John's duty to ensure that all the ropes were properly secured.

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