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Variant of boatswain.
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(Nautical Terms) nautical a variant spelling of boatswain
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or bo's'n

(ˈboʊ sən)

a warrant officer on a warship, or a petty officer on a merchant vessel, in charge of rigging, anchors, cables, etc.
[1400–50; late Middle English boteswayn; see boat, swain]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bosun - a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamenbosun - 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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كَبيرُ مَلاحي السَّفينَه


[ˈbəʊsən ˈbəʊsən] nmaître m d'équipage
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(ˈbəusn) noun
an officer who looks after a ship's boats, ropes, sails etc.
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