cockswain


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cockswain

(ˈkɒksən; -ˌsweɪn)
n
(Nautical Terms) a variant spelling of coxswain

cox•swain

or cock•swain

(ˈkɒk sən, -ˌsweɪn)

n.
1. the steersman of a racing shell.
2. a person in charge of a ship's boat and who usu. steers it.
[1425–75; late Middle English cokeswayne. See cockboat, swain]
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