Definition of coxswain in English:
The steersman of a ship’s boat, lifeboat, racing boat, or other boat.
- Three heats with the top three boats qualifying for the final left it up to the coxswains to call the race plan.
- As coxswain, I would steer, control the pace, and act as the eyes of the oarsmen, who were facing backward.
- The coxswain is fitted snugly into the bow end of the boat steering and motivating the crew.
Definition of coxswain in:
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