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American English: /ˈboʊs(ə)n/
British English: /ˈbəʊs(ə)n/

Translation of boatswain in Spanish:


  • Example sentences
    • He served in the merchant marines as a boatswain and a machinist's mate when ships were going to places of interest.
    • A boatswain's mate on a ship's forecastle might not be paying attention to the color of the anchor chain paying out of the locker, or turn the friction brake in the wrong direction, with disastrous results.
    • Typically, it's a boatswain's mate or a quartermaster running the ship, while an engineer and one or two seaman line handlers assist in the shipboard operations.
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