boatswain

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  • Info A boatswain, bo's'n, bos'n, or bosun, is the senior crewman of the deck department and is responsible for the components of a ship's hull. more...
  • A boatswain has but little authority except over the men of his own ship. Cited from Marmaduke Merry, by William H. G. Kingston
  • It was some time before I could bring myself to tell the boatswain what had happened. Cited from Happy Jack, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • One thing I must charge you -- do not speak of me as a boatswain. Cited from Marmaduke Merry, by William H. G. Kingston
  • The bridge broke off and fell into water, taking the captain and the boatswain with it.
  • At six this morning the boatswain shot a horse, and the people a wild dog. Cited from Voyages and Travels, Vol. XVII, by Robert Kerr
  • The captain then ordered the boatswain to turn the hands up. Cited from Peter Simple, by Frederick Marryat
  • The captain had trouble with the boatswain of his ship, and several times had words with him.
  • The commander selected the master and boatswain to take command of the other two boats. Cited from The Missing Ship, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • He caught the boatswain's arm again and tried to draw him away back into the darkness. Cited from Syd Belton, by George Manville Fenn
  • He caught the boatswain's arm again and tried to draw him away back into the darkness. Cited from Syd Belton, by George Manville Fenn
  • No one spoke above his natural voice, save a boatswain's mate now and then. Cited from Sailing Alone Around The World, by Joshua Slocum
  • But what he told the "Boatswain" next takes us back three hundred years and more. Cited from Flag and Fleet, by William Wood
  • The captain evidently fully believed that the boatswain intended to do what he threatened. Cited from The Two Supercargoes, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • There they stood waiting for the signal the boatswain was to give them to set on us. Cited from The Boy who sailed with Blake, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • The boatswain is an old man-o'-war's-man, and is a capital shot. Cited from Held Fast For England, by G. A. Henty
  • The boatswain tried to escape but was captured and killed by the rest of the crew.
  • As there was no reason to object to this they agreed to do as the boatswain wished. Cited from The Three Admirals, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • I never expected to see another day, when, the voice of the boatswain hailed us. Cited from Dick Cheveley, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • Peace came soon after this, and five years passed before I obtained my warrant as boatswain. Cited from The Loss of the Royal George, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • The boatswain answered that he was tired of hearing so much said about fish. Cited from The Adventures of My Cousin Smooth, by Timothy Templeton
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  • noun A petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen