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Noun helmsman has 1 sense
  1. helmsman, steersman, steerer - the person who steers a ship
    --1 is a kind of mariner, seaman, tar, Jack-tar, Jack, old salt, seafarer, gob, sea dog
    --1 has particulars: coxswain, cox

Definitions from the Web



A helmsman is a person who steers or navigates a ship or boat.

It can also refer to a person who directs, guides, or leads a group or organization.



  • The experienced helmsman steered the ship safely through the treacherous waters.
  • He had always dreamt of becoming a helmsman and sailing across the world.
  • The helmsman skillfully adjusted the rudder to navigate the ship out of the storm.

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