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Definitions from WordNet

Noun bosun 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

Definitions from the Web



  1. A ship's officer typically in charge of maintenance and the crew. Also known as the boatswain.
  2. (Local) A colloquial term referring to a village or community leader in certain regions.

Sample Sentences:

  1. The bosun was responsible for supervising the deck crew and ensuring the ship's equipment was properly maintained.
  2. During our visit to the coastal town, we met the bosun who shared intriguing stories about the local traditions.

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