helmsman

[ helmz-muh n ]
/ ˈhɛlmz mən /

noun, plural helms·men.

a person who steers a ship.

Nearby words

  1. helminthology,
  2. helminthoma,
  3. helminthosporium,
  4. helmont,
  5. helmont, jan baptista van,
  6. helo,
  7. heloc,
  8. heloise,
  9. heloma,
  10. heloma durum

Origin of helmsman

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

Related formshelms·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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Word Origin and History for helmsman

helmsman

n.

1620s, from helm (n.1) + man (n.).

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