steersman

noun
steers·​man | \ ˈstirz-mən How to pronounce steersman (audio) \

Definition of steersman

: one who steers : helmsman

Examples of steersman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the sighted paddlers is the steersman, acting as a rudder on courses filled with the narrow, 40-foot-long boats and their lateral support floats. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, "Local blind paddlers get set for world’s largest outrigger canoe race," 28 Aug. 2019 In addition to De Rama, Resor and Dill, the team includes Efrain Becerra Jr. and Suzanne Rouland (who is sighted), setting the pace in the front two seats, and competition steersman Rob Octavio. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, "Local blind paddlers get set for world’s largest outrigger canoe race," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of steersman

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Steersman.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steersman. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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