bo's'n


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bo's'n

or bos'n  (bō′sən)
n.
Variants of boatswain.
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bo's'n

(ˈbəʊsən)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a variant spelling of boatswain
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bo's'n - a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamenbo's'n - a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen
Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, gob, Jack, tar - a man who serves as a sailor
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References in classic literature ?
And now you want the bo's'n to jump him and throw him overboard.
Eldon Berghamer, a former infantryman, and Perry Holloway, a navy bo's'n, told reporters that they received little help from military doctors in even diagnosing their conditions.
Variations of boatswain include bosun, bos'n, bo's'n or bo'sun.