Definition of "steersman" [steers•man]

  • One who steers a ship. (noun)

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Use "steersman" in a sentence
  • "The steersman is stationed at the stern, and holds in his hand the long curved handle by which the helm is worked."
  • "In CherrieĀ’s boat he himself and the steersman were the only men who paddled strongly and continuously."
  • "He clutched the kanaka steersman with his other hand; and just at that moment the schooner flung down to starboard."