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helmswoman

[ helmz-woom-uhn ]
/ ˈhɛlmzˌwʊm ən /
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noun
a woman who steers a ship.
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Origin of helmswoman

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How to use helmswoman in a sentence

  • She pulled the rowboat to one side and called to the helmswoman of the "Red Rover" not to run her down.

  • Most fortunately for the runaways, the young lady was by this time quite a practised helmsman—or helmswoman rather.

    The Missing Merchantman|Harry Collingwood
  • He consequently often required a helmswoman for the latter, which office he kindly offered me.

  • The fair helmswoman promised to wake me if anything went wrong.

    Desk and Debit|Oliver Optic
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