n.1.A steersman.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Three rowers can be seen in profile, along with a sternsman and, in the bow, the harpooner.
Jack acted as sternsman in descending the Grass River, which at that time was new territory to Jack and the Chief.