bosun

bo·​sun
variants: or less commonly bos'n or bo's'n or bo'sun

variant spellings of boatswain

1 : a petty officer on a merchant ship having charge of hull maintenance and related work
2 : a naval warrant officer in charge of the hull and all related equipment

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“Bosun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bosun. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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