Definition of steersmanship in English:



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

    • ‘The captain and pilot were pleased to instruct him in all the art and mystery of steersmanship.’
    • ‘Yet despite their air of expert steersmanship, those at the helm never fully appreciated the implications of what they were doing.’
    • ‘The Greeks developed the concept of steersmanship.’
    • ‘He does not rely on steersmanship to suffer the storm and come through it.’
    • ‘The race was won by steersmanship and steersmanship alone!’
    helmsmanship, seamanship, map-reading, chart-reading, wayfinding
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