AskDefine | Define helmsman

Dictionary Definition

helmsman n : the person who steers a ship [syn: steersman, steerer]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A member of a ship's crew who is responsible for steering


he who is responsible for steering a ship

Extensive Definition



helmsman in German: Rudergänger
helmsman in French: Timonier
helmsman in Hebrew: הגאי
helmsman in Polish: Sternik
helmsman in Russian: Кормчий
helmsman in Swedish: Rorsman

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Gyropilot, automatic pilot, boatheader, boatsteerer, cicerone, conner, courier, cowherd, cox, coxswain, docking pilot, dragoman, drover, goatherd, guide, guidepost, guider, herd, herdsman, mercury, navigator, pilot, pointer, river pilot, sailing master, shepherd, steerer, steersman, tour director, tour guide, wheelman
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