Definition of helmsmanship in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɛlmzmənʃɪp/

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[mass noun]
The action or skill of steering a ship or boat: the principles that govern the helmsmanship of marine vessels figurative his helmsmanship of the economic recovery
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  • Beginners start with a Competent Crew course, which covers subjects such as sail handling, mooring, rope work, safety and helmsmanship.
  • Despite making the news for matters other than his helmsmanship of the tribunal, he may yet see the job through over the next 15 years.
  • He has also taught them the correct procedures for towing other vessels, anchorages, helmsmanship and lookouts.
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