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  • n. A sailor who works in the bow of a vessel.

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Examples

  • Being the savage's bowsman, that is, the person who pulled the bow-oar in his boat (the second one from forward), it was my cheerful duty to attend upon him while taking that hard-scrabble scramble upon the dead whale's back.

    Moby Dick, or, the whale

  • Being the savage's bowsman, that is, the person who pulled the bow-oar in his boat (the second one from forward), it was my cheerful duty to attend upon him while taking that hard - scrabble scramble upon the dead whale's back.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • Norman was "bowsman," and, of course, sat in the bow.

    Popular Adventure Tales

  • Norman was "bowsman," and, of course, sate in the bow.

    The Young Voyageurs Boy Hunters in the North

  • Being the savage’s bowsman, that is, the person who pulled the bow-oar in his boat (the second one from forward), it was my cheerful duty to attend upon him while taking that hard-scrabble scramble upon the dead whale’s back.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • “Pull up — pull up!” he now cried to the bowsman, as the waning whale relaxed in his wrath.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • “Haul in — haul in!” cried Stubb to the bowsman! and, facing round towards the whale, all hands began pulling the boat up to him, while yet the boat was being towed on.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • The mutineer was the bowsman of the mate, and when fast to

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Nothing loath, his bowsman hauled him up and up, through a blinding foam that blent two whitenesses together; till of a sudden the boat struck as against a sunken ledge, and keeling over, spilled out the standing mate.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Seizing the boat-knife, he critically reached within — through — and then, without — the rays of steel; dragged in the line beyond, passed it, inboard, to the bowsman, and then, twice sundering the rope near the chocks — dropped the intercepted fagot of steel into the sea; and was all fast again.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

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