bo'sun


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Noun1.bo'sun - a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamenbo'sun - 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
References in classic literature ?
"Let the men have their breakfast, bo'sun," he went on, "and have the fire out in the galley in half an hour at the latest, so that we can call these barges of explosives alongside.
The bo'sun keeps the deck at meal-times in fine weather."
The bo'sun and the carpenter came the voyage after.
What difference it could have made to the bo'sun and the carpenter Powell could not very well understand.
"He was Blackbeard's bo'sun," John whispered huskily.
"Jacko slept in his bunk with his arms around the bo'sun's neck, and whenever he was in trouble, he ran to hide inside the man's jacket, his little face peering out between the lapels.
(20.) "Sims's Chief Bo'sun for an Alliance, Too: British Heard from the Man before the Mast at That Guildhall Love Feast," New York Times, December 19, 1910, p.
In sailing terminology, the word bosun or bo'sun is a shortened form of what?
One member of the crew was Bo'sun Francis Allen, aged 56, of Thomas Street, Grangetown, Cardiff, who was married but had no children.
(31.) Contremaitre is difficult to translate, being both bo'sun and someone like a fishing master.