Definitions for "Coxswain"
Keywords:  steer, helmsman, stern, crew, rowers
The helmsman of a racing shell.
The crewmember who steers the boat, usually from a seat in the stern, but also in modern pairs and fours and some eights, while lying down in the bow. Pronounced cox'n. (In the East, sometimes "coxie.")
In crew racing, the non-rowing member who steers the boat, facing the crew while motivating them and coordinating their actions.
Keywords:  cockswain, see
See Cockswain.
Keywords:  lifeboat, charge, person
person in charge while on a lifeboat