coxswain

[ kok-suh n, -sweyn ]SEE DEFINITION OF coxswain
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Coxswain, go on board and tell my steward to have dinner for six.

Cloete is dragged into the life-boat and the coxswain tumbles in.

The coxswain stoops over Cloete and cries: Did you hear what the mate said, sir?

The coxswain of the life-boat can swear to it that the drawers were all empty.

"He says as how he belonged to a yacht, sir," resumed the coxswain.

It consisted of ten men, the coxswain, the midshipmen, and Harry.

One of them was the coxswain, another the harpooner, while the others sat at the oars.

And, amid silence, the coxswain called his order, "Give way!"

"You be a man and listen, youngster," cried the coxswain tenderly, but firmly.

But you are coxswain, Frank; and I, for one, shall do just what you say.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "officer in charge of a ship's boat and its crew," from cock "ship's boat" (from Old French coque "canoe") + swain "boy," from Old Norse sveinn "boy, servant" (see swain).

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