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Line breaks: helms|man
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛlmzmən

Definition of helmsman in English:

noun (plural helmsmen)

A person who steers a ship or boat.
Example sentences
  • The helmsman steers the ship back into its regular course, and they are met with a good wind, which cheers the crew.
  • The helmsman skillfully navigated the ship towards the enormous docking bay doors which engulfed the view screen.
  • It is the helmsman who is accused of neglect, and not the cabin-boy, because it is the helmsman's job to steer the ship.

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