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bosun

[boh-suh n] /ˈboʊ sən/
noun
1.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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British Dictionary definitions for bosun

boatswain

/ˈbəʊsən/
noun
1.
a petty officer on a merchant ship or a warrant officer on a warship who is responsible for the maintenance of the ship and its equipment
Word Origin
Old English bātswegen; see boat, swain

bosun

/ˈbəʊsən/
noun
1.
(nautical) a variant spelling of boatswain
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