from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One who steers a ship.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who steers.
- noun A governor; a ruler.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who steers; the helmsman of a vessel.
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- noun nautical One who
steersa ship; the helmsman.
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- noun the person who steers a ship
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The steersman is stationed at the stern, and holds in his hand the long curved handle by which the helm is worked.
In Cherries boat he himself and the steersman were the only men who paddled strongly and continuously.
X. To the Amazon and Home; Zoological and Geographical Results of the Expedition 1914
He clutched the kanaka steersman with his other hand; and just at that moment the schooner flung down to starboard.
South Sea Tales Jack London 1896
The awning that has all day roofed in the upper deck is taken down; the captain stands at the head of the steps; the steersman is at the helm; the dragoman has loaded his musket.
But if the steersman is a Rabbi into the bargain, what are one's feelings?
The Book of Delight and Other Papers Israel Abrahams 1891
On the half-deck beside the steersman was the captain, a thin, keen-eyed sailor, who looked shoreward and saw the sun blaze on the golden armour of the Wanderer.
The World's Desire Henry Rider Haggard 1890
In Cherrie's boat he himself and the steersman were the only men who paddled strongly and continuously.
Through the Brazilian Wilderness Theodore Roosevelt 1888
The man in charge was called the steersman; standing in the sharp angle of the stern, he steered the boat either by a rudder or a long oar, which he handled with great skill.
Three Boys in the Wild North Land Egerton Ryerson Young 1874
Hornblower called the steersman's attention to the menace and received a nod in return; the steersman's shouted "Nombre de Dios" was whirled away in the wind.
Mr. Midshipman Easy Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848 1873
The boat which crosses the river may traverse obliquely the direct line to the point for which it is making, and if we reflect that perhaps a strong current besets it we shall not call the steersman a fool.
More Pages from a Journal Mark Rutherford 1872
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