helmsman

[ helmz-muh n ]
/ ˈhɛlmz mən /

noun, plural helms·men.

a person who steers a ship.

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Origin of helmsman

First recorded in 1615–25; helm1 + 's1 + -man

Related forms

helms·man·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for helmsman

helmsman

/ (ˈhɛlmzmən) /

noun plural -men

the person at the helm who steers the ship; steersman
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