Definition of coxswain in English:

coxswain

Syllabification: cox·swain
Pronunciation: /ˈkäksən
 
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noun

  • The steersman of a ship’s boat, lifeboat, racing boat, or other boat.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

Middle English: from obsolete cock + swain. Compare with boatswain.

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