: 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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