steersman

[ steerz-muh n ]
/ ˈstɪərz mən /

noun, plural steers·men.

a person who steers a ship; helmsman.
a person who drives a machine.

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Origin of steersman

before 1000; Middle English steresman, Old English stēoresmann, equivalent to stēor steering, helm (see steer1) + -es 's1 +man man1

OTHER WORDS FROM steersman

steers·man·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for steersman

steersman
/ (ˈstɪəzmən) /

noun plural -men

the helmsman of a vessel
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