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helmsman

[helmz-muh n] /ˈhɛlmz mən/
noun, plural helmsmen.
1.
a person who steers a ship.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; helm1 + 's1 + -man
Related forms
helmsmanship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for helmsmen

helmsman

/ˈhɛlmzmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
the person at the helm who steers the ship; steersman
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Word Origin and History for helmsmen

helmsman

n.

1620s, from helm (n.1) + man (n.).

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