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From that spot, only the oar-less coxswain can see precisely where the vessel is headed.
At each stop, rowing’s main event features a nine-person boat: Eight rowers working in unison to pull a 65-foot vessel through the water as a coxswain coaches his or her team through movements that are so much more than meets the casual eye.
Chris Lemerand was a coxswain on the men’s rowing team at Michigan, and is now a sous chef at COI, a two-star Michelin restaurant in San Francisco.
As the coxswain, Jamir doesn't row, but gives directions to the eight rowers.
Instead, each royal was assigned to perch in a different boat, acting as coxswains, as an expert team took care of most of the hard work.
Weeks was one of eight rowers and a coxswain chosen for the men's eight.
Yaz, in this case, is former Olympic coxswain Yasmin Farooq.
Jessie Rapoza of St. Joseph High; Josie Flohr of Mater Dei; and the twins Rachel and Jacqueline Taeubel of Mater Dei – and a coxswain (Ryan shouts the instructions to her team) were one race away from repeating as champions in their division.
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Origin and Etymology of coxswain
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use of coxswain
COXSWAIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of coxswain for English Language Learners
: a person who is in charge of and usually steers a boat (such as a ship's lifeboat)
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