Examples from the Web for coxswain
I looked behind me and saw that the officer, the coxswain, who only had to steer the boat, had fallen asleep.
The coxswain waved his megaphone at our friends in a friendly fashion, and then gave his attention to his crew.The Eight-Oared Victors|Lester Chadwick
In a few moments the dark outline of the boat was seen in the water, and the coxswain was directed to steer towards her.Brave Old Salt|Oliver Optic
A mantle for the officer going on duty; when left in the boat it is in the coxswain's charge.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth