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coxswain

the helmsman of a lifeboat, racing shell, etc.
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The coxswain said some words in his outlandish tongue, doubtless warning the men to keep on their guard.
The pinnace could not avoid the shock, and half upset, shipped at least two tons of water, which had to be emptied; but, thanks to the coxswain, we caught it sideways, not full front, so we were not quite overturned.
THE fascinating story of 12 courageous Northumberland lifeboat coxswains and their families will be revealed at a new exhibition.
Plus you really have to take your time which means the coxswains and the crews are really relaxed.
Miss Thomas is hoping to join the long list of coxswains to serve at the Llyn station - and the first female since it was founded in 1864.
Dave, along with second coxswain and mechanic Andy Dodd and deputy second coxswains Emily Jones and Steve Armitage, have already undergone training on a relief Shannon, practising difficult manoeuvres, high-speed work and recovering casualties as well as becoming familiar with the hi-tech electronic systems which allow the crew to control a lot of the lifeboat's functions from the relative safety of their seats.
Peter and his wife Jan will still take an active part in station life, but he now is able to take holidays at his leisure without having to organise replacement coxswains, or deal with his job as a well-known local plumber, without having to be near the station.
ONE of the country's oldest retired lifeboat coxswains has died on Teesside, aged 97.
I get to watch the coxswains mold the crew members individually.
The men were named as coxswains Finlay Macfayden, 46, of Aberdeen, Robert O'Brien, 59, from Fife, and boatman Robert Ebertowski, 40, from Poland.
He is a great friend and a very gentle man, which is not always the case with coxswains.
Still recognized on the national rowing scene at the age of 36, Yaz has been invited to present a clinic for coxswains at the Head of the Charles regatta in Boston in two weeks.