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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He joined the crew 15 months ago as the bosun's mate, which means he is responsible for helping the bosun maintain the rigging that supports the ship's masts and sails.
``I did about a dozen day sails and then applied for a job as the bosun's mate. It's good fun and I enjoy rigging.''
The cry of "show a leg there" is said to have been made by the bosun's mate when rousing the crew for duty.
HE told bosun's mate Sarah Hunt: "Show me your tattoo and I will show you my c***".
He worked as bosun's mate on an Oregon State University research vessel.
These periods were piped around the ship by the bosun's mate calling "hands to make and mend", and were often followed by the pipe "men under punishment fall in".
He served in the Navy in World War II as a bosun's mate second class.