bo'sun

Definitions of bo'sun
  1. noun
    a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen
    synonyms: bo's'n, boatswain, bos'n, bosun
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    type of:
    Jack, Jack-tar, gob, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, tar
    a man who serves as a sailor
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