boatheader

noun

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: one that is in charge of a whaleboat or a small boat putting off from a larger boat in the cod or halibut fisheries especially : an officer who stands in the stern sheets of a whaleboat and manipulates the steering oar and lances the harpooned whale

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“Boatheader.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boatheader. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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