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Definitions from WordNet

Noun steersman 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

Term: Steersman


A steersman is a person who is responsible for steering or directing the course of a vehicle or vessel.

In a literal sense, a steersman may refer to someone who operates the steering mechanism of a ship, boat, or aircraft. Figuratively, it can also mean a person who guides or directs others towards a specific goal or destination.

Sample sentences

  1. The experienced steersman skillfully navigated the treacherous waters of the river.
  2. The pilot acted as the steersman, controlling the direction of the airplane.
  3. As the team captain, she served as the steersman, leading her teammates to victory.

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