Cockswain
Cockswain Cock"swain (?, colloq. ?), n. [Cock a boat + swain; hence, the master of a boat.] The steersman of a boat; a petty officer who has charge of a boat and its crew. [1913 Webster]

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  • cockswain — [käk′sən, käk′swān΄] n. COXSWAIN …   English World dictionary

  • cockswain — variant of coxswain * * * /kok seuhn/; spelling pron. /kok swayn /, n. coxswain. * * * cockswain the earlier and etymological spelling of the word now commonly spelt coxswain n …   Useful english dictionary

  • cockswain — /kok seuhn/; spelling pron. /kok swayn /, n. coxswain. * * * …   Universalium

  • cockswain — adj. pretaining to steering a boat n. helmsman of a boat; petty officer who has the care of a boat and its crew …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cockswain — cock•swain [[t]ˈkɒk sən[/t]] spelling pron. [[t]ˈkɒkˌsweɪn[/t]] n. navig. coxswain …   From formal English to slang

  • cockswain — /ˈkɒksən/ (say koksuhn), / sweɪn/ (say swayn) noun → coxswain …   Australian English dictionary

  • Coxswain — Cox swain (k?k sw?n, Colloq. k?k s n), n. See {Cockswain}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tindal — Tin dal, n. [From the native name: cf. Malayalam ta??al.] 1. A petty officer among lascars, or native East Indian sailors; a boatswain s mate; a cockswain. [India] Malcom. [1913 Webster] 2. An attendant on an army. [India] Simmonds. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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