noun. ['ˈboʊtsweɪn'] a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen.
- old salt
- sea dog
- boat (English)
- bat (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
- swain (English)
- sveinn (Old Norse)
Words that Rhyme with Boatswain
Example sentences of the word boatswain
1. Noun, singular or mass
The candidate must also be in the boatswain's mate rank for at least six months.