Coxswain



[kok-suh n, -sweyn] /ˈkɒk sən, -ˌsweɪn/

noun
1.
the steersman of a racing shell.
2.
a person who is in charge of a ship’s boat and its crew, under an officer, and who steers it.
/ˈkɒksən; -ˌsweɪn/
noun
1.
the helmsman of a lifeboat, racing shell, etc Also called cockswain
n.

early 14c., “officer in charge of a ship’s boat and its crew,” from cock “ship’s boat” (from Old French coque “canoe”) + swain “boy,” from Old Norse sveinn “boy, servant” (see swain).

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