noun, plural helms·men.
Related formshelms·man·ship, noun
Examples from the Web for helmsman
Shortly before the Concordia crashed, Schettino can be heard on the audiotape telling the helmsman to turn again.
“I made a decision to go off course and I gave those orders to the helmsman,” he told the court.
The judge in the preliminary hearing, Valeria Montesarchio, denied the request to subpoena the helmsman.
The helmsman, who did not speak English or Italian fluently, responded, “Hard to Starboard?”
Moments later, he can be heard yelling “Hard to Port” at the helmsman when it became clear the ship was heading for disaster.
The helmsman indicated a form lashed in a sail-cloth to the hatch.Old Junk|H. M. Tomlinson
Astonishment opened the helmsman's eyes at first; then, slowly, he wrinkled into a fat smile.The Vinland Champions|Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
Sore dismayed were the heroes that their helmsman was dead, and they sat a long time in silence, and neither ate nor drank.Stories of the Old world|Alfred John Church
Hanno was at my side, and Himilco stood at the bow giving his orders to the helmsman.The Adventures of Captain Mago|Lon Cahun
Only one operating lever was employed and that was placed directly at the helmsman's left hand.The Launch Boys' Cruise in the Deerfoot|Edward S. Ellis