What is another word for boatswains?

Pronunciation: [bˈə͡ʊtswe͡ɪnz] (IPA)

Boatswains, also known as bosuns, are essential members of a ship's crew responsible for overseeing the maintenance and repair of the vessel. Often referred to as the "jack-of-all-trades" on a ship, boatswains are skilled in various tasks such as rigging and navigation. Some other synonyms for the word "boatswain" are deck boss, bos'n, and bo's'n. The term "boatswain" has its origins in the Old English word "batswegen," which meant "boat's keeper." Boatswains are integral to the smooth functioning of any vessel, ensuring the safety and security of everyone aboard. These experts in maritime affairs are highly respected and valued by their fellow crew members.

Synonyms for Boatswains:

What are the hypernyms for Boatswains?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    Navy Personnel, Sailors, mariners, seafarers, Watercraft operators.

Usage examples for Boatswains

Dyck made a motion of the hand to some boatswains standing by.
"No Defense, Volume 2."
Gilbert Parker
Next he proceeded to establish the harbor of Piraeus, observing the great natural advantages of the locality and desirous to unite the whole city with the sea, and to reverse, in a manner, the policy of ancient Athenian kings, who, endeavoring to withdraw their subjects from the sea, and to accustom them to live, not by sailing about, but by planting and tilling the earth, spread the story of the dispute between Minerva and Neptune for the sovereignty of Athens, in which Minerva, by producing to the judges an olive tree, was declared to have won; whereas Themistocles did not only knead up, as Aristophanes says, the port and the city into one, but made the city absolutely the dependent and the adjunct of the port, and the land of the sea, which increased the power and confidence of the people against the nobility; the authority coming into the hands of sailors and boatswains and pilots.
Clough, Arthur Hugh
This face is brown and beard died rusty red, and he wears a lovely boatswains silver whistle on a silver chain, and has an air of command and the appearance of deepest intelligence.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch

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