timoneer

noun timo·neer \ ¦tīmə¦ni(ə)r , ¦tim- \

Definition of timoneer

plural -s
: helmsman
  • teach him the trade of a timoneer
  • —W. S. Gilbert

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Origin and Etymology of timoneer

French timonier, from Middle French, from timon tiller, helm (from—assumed—Vulgar Latin timon-, timo, alteration of Latin temon-, temo shaft of a wagon, beam of a plow, pole) + -ier -ary


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