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[kok-suh n; spelling pronunciation kok-sweyn]
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  1. coxswain.
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Examples from the Web for cockswain

Historical Examples

  • They pulled with all their might; and Lanark, the cockswain, steered her for the siamang.

    Four Young Explorers

    Oliver Optic

  • "Keep the boat broadside on," observed R—— to the cockswain.

  • The captain nodded at the cockswain, and the bowman shoved off.

    Asiatic Breezes

    Oliver Optic

  • "There ain't nothin' the matter," replied the cockswain, looking at the men.

    Yule Logs


  • "Lady Helena and Miss Grant await you on board," replied the cockswain.

British Dictionary definitions for cockswain


  1. a variant spelling of coxswain
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