What does the word helmsman mean?

Usage examples for helmsman

  1. And you, my man," I continued, turning to the helmsman, " steer small for the next few minutes, and give Tom a chance." – The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood
  2. The helmsman who had bowed to her was slight and swarthy, with Southern eyes, vivacious manners, and a singularly melodious voice. – Moods by Louisa May Alcott