Definitions for "Boatswain"
Keywords:  bosun, seamen, rigging, crew, seaman
An officer who has charge of the boats, sails, rigging, colors, anchors, cables, cordage, etc., of a ship, and who also summons the crew, and performs other duties.
(Pronounced bo-s'n.) The rating of an officer in a ship who is in charge of the rigging and who is responsible for summoning the crew to duty.
The warrant officer in a ship who had charge of the sails, rigging, etc., and whose duty it was to summon the men to their duties with a whistle.
Keywords:  jager, gull
The jager gull.
Keywords:  bird, tropic
The tropic bird.