steersman


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steers·man

 (stîrz′mən)
n.
One who steers a ship.

steersman

(ˈstɪəzmən) or

steersmate

n, pl -men or -mates
(Nautical Terms) the helmsman of a vessel

steers•man

(ˈstɪərz mən)

n., pl. -men.
a person who steers a ship; helmsman.
[before 1000; Middle English steresman, Old English stēoresmann=stēor steering, helm (see steer1) + -es ' s1 + man man]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.steersman - the person who steers a shipsteersman - the person who steers a ship  
coxswain, cox - the helmsman of a ship's boat or a racing crew
Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, gob, Jack, tar - a man who serves as a sailor
Translations

steersman

[ˈstɪəzmən] N (steersmen (pl)) (Naut) → timonero m

steersman

n pl <-men> → Steuermann m
References in classic literature ?
But how can the steersman follow the route in the middle of the waters?
Nothing moved on the river but the eight paddles that rose flashing regularly, dipped together with a single splash; while the steersman swept right and left with a periodic and sudden flourish of his blade describing a glinting semicircle above his head.
Crooks was seated in the second canoe of the squadron, and had an old experienced Canadian for steersman, named Antoine Clappine, one of the most valuable of the voyageurs.
But what startled Sheldon was the sight of a woman in the stern-sheets, between the stroke-oar and the steersman.
With that he gave an order to the steersman, and sent Riach to the foretop.
And when after gaining his own deck, and his own pivot-hole there, he so vehemently wheeled round with an urgent command to the steersman (it was, as ever, something about his not steering inflexibly enough); then, the already shaken ivory received such an additional twist and wrench, that though it still remained entire, and to all appearances lusty, yet Ahab did not deem it entirely trustworthy.
It is needless to say that the dead steersman has been reverently removed from the place where he held his honourable watch and ward till death, a steadfastness as noble as that of the young Casabianca, and placed in the mortuary to await inquest.
So, almost every twenty-four hours, when the watches of the night were set, and the band on deck sentinelled the slumbers of the band below; and when if a rope was to be hauled upon the forecastle, the sailors flung it not rudely down, as by day, but with some cautiousness dropt it to its place, for fear of disturbing their slumbering shipmates; when this sort of steady quietude would begin to prevail, habitually, the silent steersman would watch the cabin-scuttle; and ere long the old man would emerge, griping at the iron banister, to help his crippled way.
The main part of the steering is done at the bow, with a pole; the three-log breadth there furnishes room for only the steersman, for these little logs are not larger around than an average young lady's waist.
Larboard your helm," cried the captain to the steersman.
All the way in, Long John stood by the steersman and conned the ship.
We went past the steersman to the taffrail, and saw the water come foaming under the stern and the bubbles go dancing and vanishing in her wake.