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Synonyms for coxswain

the helmsman of a ship's boat or a racing crew


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The coxswain said some words in his outlandish tongue, doubtless warning the men to keep on their guard.
The pinnace could not avoid the shock, and half upset, shipped at least two tons of water, which had to be emptied; but, thanks to the coxswain, we caught it sideways, not full front, so we were not quite overturned.
Miss Thomas is hoping to join the long list of coxswains to serve at the Llyn station - and the first female since it was founded in 1864.
AN RNLI volunteer is in training to become the first female coxswain in the 151-year history of a lifeboat station.
During that time, five coxswains and 72 men volunteered to form the crew of the boat, many of them living in Cullercoats, such as the Taylor, Storey and Lisle families.
Her first coxswain, Robert "Scraper" Smith, born in 1879, hailed from Cullercoats and served on the Henry Frederick Swan between 1918 and 1920, having been coxswain since 1910.
Dave, along with second coxswain and mechanic Andy Dodd and deputy second coxswains Emily Jones and Steve Armitage, have already undergone training on a relief Shannon, practising difficult manoeuvres, high-speed work and recovering casualties as well as becoming familiar with the hi-tech electronic systems which allow the crew to control a lot of the lifeboat's functions from the relative safety of their seats.
Peter and his wife Jan will still take an active part in station life, but he now is able to take holidays at his leisure without having to organise replacement coxswains, or deal with his job as a well-known local plumber, without having to be near the station.
ONE of the country's oldest retired lifeboat coxswains has died on Teesside, aged 97.
I get to watch the coxswains mold the crew members individually.
The men were named as coxswains Finlay Macfayden, 46, of Aberdeen, Robert O'Brien, 59, from Fife, and boatman Robert Ebertowski, 40, from Poland.
He is a great friend and a very gentle man, which is not always the case with coxswains.
Still recognized on the national rowing scene at the age of 36, Yaz has been invited to present a clinic for coxswains at the Head of the Charles regatta in Boston in two weeks.
The Shannon is the charity's first modern all-weather lifeboat to be propelled by water jets instead of propellers and the coxswains, who could all potentially be in command of the lifeboat and crew during life-saving rescues, must become familiar with how it operates.
The coxswains of the two lifeboats were awarded bravery medals for their efforts in the rescue which took place over two days - January 31 and February 1.