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coxswain (plural coxswains)
- In a ship's boat, the helmsman given charge of the boat's crew.
- (rowing) The member of a crew who steers the shell and coordinates the power and rhythm of the rowers.
- (archaic) The second or third mate of a vessel, in charge of the master's barge.
- (naval) A rank or position.
- Canadian Navy Coxswain (or Capitaine d'Armes) is the senior non-commissioned officer aboard a ship
- British Royal Navy Cadets Cadet Coxswain is the highest normal rank which may be achieved.
a crew member in a rowing team who gives the rhythm
- (transitive, intransative) To act as coxswain for.
- to coxswain for a college rowing team
- to coxswain a boat