Boatswain's mate
Boatswain Boat"swain, n. [Boat + swain.] 1. (Naut.) An officer who has charge of the boats, sails, rigging, colors, anchors, cables, cordage, etc., of a ship, and who also summons the crew, and performs other duties. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The jager gull. (b) The tropic bird. [1913 Webster]

{Boatswain's mate}, an assistant of the boatswain. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

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