noun. ['ˈhɛlmzˌmæn'] the person who steers a ship.
- old salt
- sea dog
Words that Rhyme with Helmsman
Example sentences of the word helmsman
1. Noun, singular or mass
To compensate, the helmsman can trim the motor up gradually until the boat rides fast and level.
Quotes containing the word helmsman
1. If anyone says that the best life of all is to sail the sea, and then adds that I must not sail upon a sea where shipwrecks are a common occurrence and there are often sudden storms that sweep the helmsman in an adverse direction, I conclude that this man, although he lauds navigation, really forbids me to launch my ship.
- Seneca, The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca: Essays and Letters