Definition of helmsmanship in English:



  • [mass noun] The action or skill of steering a ship or boat.

    ‘the principles that govern the helmsmanship of marine vessels’
    figurative ‘his helmsmanship of the economic recovery’
    • ‘Despite making the news for matters other than his helmsmanship of the tribunal, he may yet see the job through over the next 15 years.’
    • ‘He has also taught them the correct procedures for towing other vessels, anchorages, helmsmanship and lookouts.’
    • ‘The Society remained active for 54 years, throughout all this time under the helmsmanship of Maurice Earley.’
    • ‘The show has transfixed practically every TV-watcher since it was first broadcast thanks to Tarrant's skilful helmsmanship.’
    • ‘Beginners start with a Competent Crew course, which covers subjects such as sail handling, mooring, rope work, safety and helmsmanship.’
    helmsmanship, steersmanship, seamanship, map-reading, chart-reading
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