Definition of steersman in English:



  • A person who is steering a boat or ship.

    • ‘In effect, it's a guiding function to the steersman.’
    • ‘The boat is propelled by three standing rowers and - unlike Carpaccio's fisolieri - an additional steersman.’
    • ‘A story is told about Pantai Norasingh, a steersman of the royal barge, who accidentally ran aground while taking Sanphet on an inspection tour of the river.’
    • ‘Hebden is a steersman, not a dictator, even though it's his hand that places and defines every aspect of this music.’
    • ‘They are not supreme, they are steersmen only, bound to obey unconditionally the captain's orders.’
    • ‘The steersman's cockpit was set at the stern, just fore of the twin metal smokestacks with ornate tops.’
    • ‘Soon, all but the steersmen and watchmen were asleep, and the dark passage of the night slipped by, quiet, watchful, and mysterious.’
    • ‘The coyote is the kybernetes, the steersman, the gardener.’
    • ‘While I was thinking about the legend and looking at the rocks, the steersman suddenly told me to hang onto my life-jacket tightly and to lie down on the raft.’
    • ‘After we were pulled aboard, the steersman headed back toward the docks.’
    • ‘The steersman's face by his lamp gleamed white;’
    • ‘If the steersman pushed the helm away from him, the rudder-blade would turn its inner side forward and the ship would swung to port.’
    • ‘Each team comprises 18 paddlers, one drummer, one steersman (also called a sweep) and one flag-catcher.’
    • ‘‘Aye, captain! ‘came the reply from the burly steersman already standing between the tillers of the huge steering oars.’’
    • ‘Aft are the helmsmen, the best of the master steersmen.’
    • ‘The machine is made up of ten bicycles that have been chopped up and welded together with five riders on each side and one seat in front for the steersman.’
    navigator, helmsman, guide, coxswain
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