timoneer

noun
timo·​neer | \ ¦tīmə¦ni(ə)r, ¦tim- \
plural -s

Definition of timoneer

: helmsman teach him the trade of a timoneer— W. S. Gilbert

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History and Etymology for 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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“Timoneer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timoneer. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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