boatswain definition

  • noun:
    • A warrant officer or petty officer in control of a ship's rigging, anchors, cables, and deck crew.
    • The officer (or warrant officer) in charge of sails, rigging, anchors, cables etc. and all work on deck of a sailing ship.
    • The petty officer of a merchant ship whom controls the job of other seamen.
    • a type of gull, the jaeger.
    • The tropicbird.
    • An officer who has fee of ships, sails, rigging, colors, anchors, cables, cordage, etc., of a ship, and just who additionally summons the team, and executes other responsibilities.
    • The jager gull.
    • The tropic bird.
    • A subordinate officer of a ship, who's got fee of this rigging, anchors, cables, and cordage.
    • A jäger or skua; any bird for the genus Lestris or Stercorarius.
    • A name of birds of the genus Phaëthon. See tropic-bird.
    • a petty officer on a merchant ship whom manages the job of various other seamen

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