perämies

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of perä (stern) +‎ mies (man).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈperæˌmies]
  • Hyphenation: pe‧rä‧mies

Noun[edit]

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perämies

  1. (nautical) helmsman (member of a ship's crew who is responsible for steering)
  2. (nautical, rank) chief officer, first mate, chief mate
  3. coxswain (in a rowing crew, the member who steers the shell and coordinates the power and rhythm of the rowers)
  4. sweep (person who steers a dragon boat or surf boat)
  5. (aviation, rank) first officer, co-pilot

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

This word is a generic masculine, i.e. used also of females.