GreenGonzo - The best way to Freecycle!

Meaning of Boatsain


GG Dictionary
Definition Finder


There's simply no easier way to freecycle than with GreenGonzo. As an experiment GreenGonzo are testing out their new dictionary facility. If you want to use our freecycling services please visit our main website. If you want to search our dictionary please use the box below.

  • (nautical) The officer (or warrant officer) in charge of sails, rigging, anchors, cables etc. and all work on deck of a sailing ship
  • (nautical) The petty officer of a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Boat"swain (&?;), n. [Boat + swain.] 1. (Naut.) 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.

2. (Zoöl.) (a) The jager gull. (b) The tropic bird.

Boatswain's mate, an assistant of the boatswain.Totten.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



You arrived here by searching for Boatsain
The correct spelling of this word ought to be: Boatswain

Thank you for trying out the GreenGonzo encyclopedia. This is an experimental directory and we cannot explicitly vouch for its accuracy.