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 18 May. 2024.

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