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cox·swain

 (kŏk′sən, -swān′)
n.
1. A person who usually steers a ship's boat and has charge of its crew.
2. A person in a racing shell who usually directs the rest of the crew.
intr. & tr.v. cox·swained, cox·swain·ing, cox·swains
To act as coxswain or serve as coxswain for.

[Middle English cokswaynne : cok, cockboat; see cockboat + swain, servant; see swain.]

coxswain

(ˈkɒksən; -ˌsweɪn)
n
(Nautical Terms) the helmsman of a lifeboat, racing shell, etc. Also called: cockswain
[C15: from cock a ship's boat + swain]

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]

coxswain

- Originally a servant (swain) whose job it was to steer a boat (cock or cockboat).
See also related terms for steer.

coxswain

A person in charge of a small craft (in the Army, a Class B or smaller craft) who often functions as the helmsman. For a causeway ferry, the pilot is in charge with the coxswain performing helmsman functions. See causeway.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coxswain - the helmsman of a ship's boat or a racing crewcoxswain - the helmsman of a ship's boat or a racing crew
helmsman, steerer, steersman - the person who steers a ship
Translations
قائِد دفّـهمُوجّـه القارِب
kormidelníkvelitel člunu
kvartermesterstyrmand
stÿrimaîurstÿrimaîur, bátstjóri
vairininkasvalties vyresnysis
komandas vecākaisstūrmanis
veliteľ člnu
astsubaydümenciserdümen

coxswain

[ˈkɒksn] Ntimonel mf

coxswain

[ˈkɒksən] n [lifeboat] → timonier m

coxswain

n
(in rowing) = cox N
(Naut: of lifeboat etc) → Boot(s)führer m

coxswain

[ˈkɒksən] nnocchiere m

coxswain

(ˈkoksn) noun
1. (often abbreviated to cox (koks) ) a person who steers a (small, usually racing) boat.
2. a petty officer in charge of a boat and crew.