noun, plural leads·men.
Examples from the Web for leadsman
Another—the leadsman—was standing amidships peering over the side into the mist.The Last Hope|Henry Seton Merriman
She lurched across with dry decks, and when the leadsman got deeper water the pilot brought her round and pulled up his canoe.Wyndham's Pal|Harold Bindloss
"By the mark seven," sung out the leadsman in the starboard chains.Tom Cringle's Log|Michael Scott
The line ran out until it suddenly slackened just under the leadsman.The Harbor of Doubt|Frank Williams
Though she received nine shots in her hull, the leadsman was the only man wounded on board.The Three Commanders|W.H.G. Kingston