boatswain

Part of speech: noun

A ship's petty officer in charge of rigging, etc.

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Usage examples "boatswain":

  1. So saying, the boatswain lays hold of the boy. - "Mr. Midshipman Easy", Captain Frederick Marryat.
  2. " One at a time," said the boatswain. - "Mr. Midshipman Easy", Captain Frederick Marryat.
  3. I asked, turning to the boatswain. - "The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn", Harry Collingwood.