Definition of "helmsman" []

  • A person who steers a ship. (noun)
  • The person at the helm who steers the ship; steersman (noun)

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Use "helmsman" in a sentence
  • ""Becoming a helmsman is a huge step, taking responsibilty for the crew, the boat and the safety of survivors we are tasked to assist, but it's one I'm relishing.""
  • "Above the binnacle, facing the helmsman is the electronic navigation display, autopilot remote, and sensors for wind, depth, and speed."
  • "The helmsman should be the skipper, and he or she gives the orders."