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Bos'n   Listen

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

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"Bos'n" Quotes from Famous Books

... "I fancy you have got the hang of the thing pretty accurately, bos'n; but it was a pity that it never occurred to either of you to mention the matter to me or Mr Bligh. It would have given us a notion of what was brewing, and put us ...
— Turned Adrift • Harry Collingwood

... In Poems by John Albee (1883) we find a legend of a dead Bos'n (boatswain) whose whistle calls up the dead on stormy ...
— Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 - A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook • The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.

Words linked to "Bos'n" :   tar, jack, bosun, sea dog, Jack-tar, seafarer, boatswain, gob, bo's'n, mariner, old salt, seaman

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