AskDefine | Define helmsman

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

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English

Noun

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

Translations

he who is responsible for steering a ship

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References

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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