- a person who steers a ship; helmsman.
- a person who drives a machine.
Origin of steersman
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Examples from the Web for steersman
In the stern sat the Indian steersman, with a rifle ready to his hand.Murder Point
The steersman, who was staring hard in the direction they were going, scowled.Keziah Coffin
Joseph C. Lincoln
Unfortunately, as he arrived at this conclusion a cry from the steersman roused him.The Wild Geese
Stanley John Weyman
The father was rowing, and Willie was occupying the proud position of steersman.What the Blackbird said
Mrs. Frederick Locker
Cappen felt smaller than usual when he approached the steersman.The Valor of Cappen Varra
Poul William Anderson
- the helmsman of a vessel
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