Boatswain

Boat"swain

(), n. [Boat + swain.] 1. (Naut.) An officer who has charge of the boats, sails, rigging, colors, anchors, cables, cordage, etc., of a ship, and who also summons the crew, and performs other duties.
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2. (Zol.) (a) The jager gull. (b) The tropic bird.
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Boatswain's mate, an assistant of the boatswain. Totten.
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