helmsman

noun helms·man \ ˈhelmz-mən \

Definition of helmsman

: the person at the helm : steersman

helmsmanship

play \ˈhelmz-mən-ˌship\ noun

Examples of helmsman in a Sentence

  1. had a complaint and demanded to talk to the helmsman of this vast construction project, not some underling

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First Known Use of helmsman

1590

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Definition of helmsman for English Language Learners

  • : a person (especially a man) who steers a ship or boat


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