how to pronounce boatswain


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meanings of boatswain


  1. A kind of gull, the jaeger.
  2. The officer (or warrant officer) in charge of sails, rigging, anchors, cables etc. and all work on deck of a sailing ship.
  3. The petty officer of a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen.
  4. The tropicbird.