Origin of coxswain
Related Words for coxswainflier, navigator, captain, aviator, leader, shepherd, educate, manage, handle, maneuver, oversee, navigate, govern, influence, instruct, see, train, usher, escort, supervise
Examples from the Web for coxswain
Contemporary Examples of coxswain
I looked behind me and saw that the officer, the coxswain, who only had to steer the boat, had fallen asleep.Inside Seal Team Six by Don Mann Excerpt
December 4, 2011
Historical Examples of coxswain
Coxswain, go on board and tell my steward to have dinner for six.Captain Brand of the "Centipede"
H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise
The coxswain stoops over Cloete and cries: Did you hear what the mate said, sir?
Cloete is dragged into the life-boat and the coxswain tumbles in.
The coxswain of the life-boat can swear to it that the drawers were all empty.
"He says as how he belonged to a yacht, sir," resumed the coxswain.Confessions Of Con Cregan
Charles James Lever
Word Origin for coxswain
early 14c., "officer in charge of a ship's boat and its crew," from cock "ship's boat" (from Old French coque "canoe") + swain "boy," from Old Norse sveinn "boy, servant" (see swain).