from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who steers a ship.
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- n. A member of a ship's crew who is responsible for steering
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The man at the helm; a steersman.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, the man at the helm or wheel, who steers a ship.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the person who steers a ship
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"Becoming a helmsman is a huge step, taking responsibilty for the crew, the boat and the safety of survivors we are tasked to assist, but it's one I'm relishing."
Above the binnacle, facing the helmsman is the electronic navigation display, autopilot remote, and sensors for wind, depth, and speed.
The helmsman should be the skipper, and he or she gives the orders.
The helmsman is the person steering the boat, a role which may be performed by any member of the crew, including the skipper.
Near the helmsman was a bed of skins arranged upon a network of ropes, with a skin covering.
Towards evening the report of the helmsman was the gratifying one, that the heart of the gale was broke; yet a yellow haze overspread the setting sun, and it continued to blow as wildly as ever.
The helmsman was a patriarch, his head showing white, a full white beard descending from his chin, a fierce-visaged, vigorous old man.
"Mr Courtenay, the helmsman is your mark, if you can --"
The helmsman was the only one to signify his willingness to stay; the rest preferred to settle the matter by drawing lots.
The helmsman was a man of great nerve, and the gale being steady I felt we would reach Corfu without mishap.