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bosun  n.  A petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen; a contraction of boatswain.
Synonyms: boatswain, bos'n, bo's'n, bo'sun, boson.

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"Bosun" Quotes from Famous Books

... Jessop, and call all hands to shorten sail. You'd better give them a call in the bosun's place, as ...
— The Ghost Pirates • William Hope Hodgson

... was there in his white jacket. He introduced me to the cook, the bosun, the "chief," the wireless, and the "second." The first officer was too heavy with liquor to notice the arrival of a stranger. Messrs. Haig and Haig, those Dioscuri of seamen, had been at work. The skipper was ...
— Shandygaff • Christopher Morley

... had first reported to Brad, probably the mate or bosun, stood on the dock and called to the men in the boat. The boys could hear him clearly. "Let's get busy. We've got to load this ...
— Smugglers' Reef • John Blaine

... New York for Shanghai, whose skipper backed his yard in answer to the tug-captain's offer to give him a sailor, and whose third-mate received Scotty—not with open arms, but clinched fists, as he dropped, swearing, to the deck in a bosun's chair. ...
— The Boy Scouts Book of Stories • Various

Words linked to "Bosun" :   tar, gob, Jack-tar, bos'n, seafarer, boatswain, bosun's chair, old salt

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