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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At once a cook, and a captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig.
Variations of boatswain include bosun, bos'n, bo's'n or bo'sun.
McNally Governor Weatherby Swann Jonathan Pryce Anamaria Zoe Saldana Koehler Treva Etienne Cotton David Bailie Pintel Lee Arenberg Ragetti Mackenzie Crook Grapple Trevor Goddard Bo'sun Isaac C.
He was a bo'sun in the Merchant Navy sailing the world, but admits the best sight was coming home to the Tees.
1, J Close and Son, Fishwick Casanova; 2, Bollin Valley Partnership, Southfield Accord; 3, PH Pitchford, Ccormiston Bo'sun
His father and brother also travelled with him to Melbourne, and one of them was bo'sun on the ship.
His dad and brother also travelled with him to Melbourne, and one of them was bo'sun on the ship.
These were applied by bo'suns (boatswains - junior officers) to keep crews in order.