bosun
bosun osun n. a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen; a contraction of {boatswain}. [Also spelled {bo'sun}.]

Syn: boatswain, bos'n, bo's'n, bo'sun, boson. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • bosun — [bō′sən] n. phonetic sp. of BOATSWAIN …   English World dictionary

  • bosun — UK [ˈbəʊs(ə)n] / US [ˈboʊs(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms bosun : singular bosun plural bosuns an officer on a ship whose job is to look after the ship s equipment …   English dictionary

  • bosun — boson o son (b[=o] s n), n. See {Boatswain}. [Obs.] [Also spelled {bosun}.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bosun — [[t]bo͟ʊs(ə)n[/t]] bosuns N COUNT: oft the N The bosun on a ship is the officer whose job it is to look after the ship and its equipment …   English dictionary

  • bosun — also bos n or bo s n or bo sun variant of boatswain …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bosun — /boh seuhn/, n. boatswain. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • bosun — noun A warrant or petty officer on board a naval ship …   Wiktionary

  • bosun — bo|sun [ˈbəusən US ˈbou ] n an officer on a ship whose job is to organize the work and look after the equipment = ↑boatswain …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bosun — bo|sun [ bousn ] noun count an officer on a ship whose job is to take care of the ship s equipment …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bosun — boatswain Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

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