helms·​per·​son | \ ˈhelmz-ˌpər-sᵊn How to pronounce helmsperson (audio) \
plural helmspersons or helmspeople\ ˈhelmz-​ˌpē-​pəl How to pronounce helmsperson (audio) \

Definition of helmsperson

: the person at the helm : helmsman For the greatest benefit, a marine-radar display should be at the helm, where the helmsperson can manipulate the controls and integrate the displayed data with what he or she is or isn't seeing.— Charles Husick

Examples of helmsperson in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Derived from the Greek word for pilot or helmsperson, Kubernetes is one of the fastest-growing elements of the cloud-native world. Adrian Bridgwater, Forbes, 14 Oct. 2021 The Paris Review has been under intense pressure to find the perfect helmsperson to steer it after Stein left under a cloud of misconduct allegations. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of helmsperson

1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Helmsperson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helmsperson. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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