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Definition of Boatswain


  1. 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.
  2. The jager gull.
  3. The tropic bird.

Boatswain Translations

boatswain in German is Bootsmann
boatswain in Spanish is contramaestre