Definition of wheelsman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wēlzmən/

noun (plural wheelsmen)

North American
A person who steers a ship or boat.
Example sentences
  • McGrath says that the duties of wheelsman in those days were of a much more onerous character than now.
  • The Coast Guard's Board of Inquiry was notified, the wheelsman and all parties involved thoroughly questioned.
  • He was then mate on the Kitty M. Forbes, wheelsman on the Roumania, and second mate on the W. H. Gilbert.

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Syllabification: wheels·man

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