Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A man who steers a ship.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, the man at the helm or wheel, who steers a ship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The man at the helm; a steersman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun nautical A member of a ship's crew who is responsible for steering

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the person who steers a ship

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Above the binnacle, facing the helmsman is the electronic navigation display, autopilot remote, and sensors for wind, depth, and speed.

    OVERBOARD !

  • Above the binnacle, facing the helmsman is the electronic navigation display, autopilot remote, and sensors for wind, depth, and speed.

    OVERBOARD !

  • "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."

    A working life: The lifeboat volunteer

  • The helmsman should be the skipper, and he or she gives the orders.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • The helmsman is the person steering the boat, a role which may be performed by any member of the crew, including the skipper.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • The helmsman should be the skipper, and he or she gives the orders.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • The helmsman is the person steering the boat, a role which may be performed by any member of the crew, including the skipper.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • Near the helmsman was a bed of skins arranged upon a network of ropes, with a skin covering.

    Eaters Of The Dead

  • 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.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 342, April, 1844

  • The helmsman was a patriarch, his head showing white, a full white beard descending from his chin, a fierce-visaged, vigorous old man.

    Poor Man's Rock

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