helmsman

[helmz-muh n]
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Origin of helmsman

First recorded in 1615–25; helm1 + 's1 + -man
Related formshelms·man·ship, noun
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Related Words for helmsman

pilot, helmsman, steersman, wheelman

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British Dictionary definitions for helmsman

helmsman

noun plural -men
  1. the person at the helm who steers the ship; steersman
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Word Origin and History for helmsman
n.

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

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