boatswain

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boatswain

, bosun, bo's'n
a petty officer on a merchant ship or a warrant officer on a warship who is responsible for the maintenance of the ship and its equipment

Boatswain

Byron’s favorite dog. [Br. Hist.: Harvey, 239]
See: Dogs
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Coast Guard bosun's mate Jay Galazin will soon be home to spend time with the son he's rarely seen and enjoy the local beaches that propelled him to the Coast Guard.
Team members are required to maintain a constant state of readiness, said Bosun's Mate 3rd Class Dylan Skidmore.
Among the crew of 37 are two sailors from the North East, chief bosun's mate Barry Gardener, 25, whose parents live in Seahouses, and operator mechanic George Ridley, 26, from Dipton, County Durham.
My chance finally came when the rain stopped and, under the command of the bosun's mate Ally McCutcheon, I swung myself up on to the ropes and began climbing.
The Edward Carter's bosun's mate used a forklift to move a nearby gangplank to link the pier and the engine room opening.
Brian's wealthy father so disapproved of the young American bosun's mate marrying a Scottish girl that he cut him out of his will.