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Definition of "bo's'n" [bo's'n]

  • Variants of boatswain. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bo's'n" in a sentence
  • "You never got them in the fight in the longboat when the bo's'n carved you up."
  • "The boat - stretcher caught him fairly on the nose -- it was the bo's'n -- and the mutiny began."
  • "And now you want the bo's'n to jump him and throw him overboard."