[waw-ter-muh n-ship, wot-er-]
- the skill, duties, business, etc., of a waterman.
- skill in rowing or boating.
Origin of watermanship
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Examples from the Web for watermanship
It is evident that watermanship of a very high order is needed for this feat.
The art of ‘watermanship’ had not then reached its present pitch.
Among University oars, watermanship is oftenest found in those who have rowed as schoolboys.
Much as watermanship is needed in a four, it is still more important to possess it when rowing in a pair.
He thus gains invaluable lessons, both in watermanship and in racing experience, which are not open to his American cousin.