[ UK /hˈɛlmzmən/ ]
[ US /ˈhɛɫmzˌmæn/ ]
  1. the person who steers a ship
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How To Use helmsman In A Sentence

  • At that, they leaped overboard and instantly were changed into dolphins, all except the good helmsman.
  • Inside the bridge of the Goldoba, Ramirez clenched the rails around the helmsman's chair so hard he left dents in the metal.
  • Three crew changes were made during the Auckland stop-over in an attempt to resurrect the women's flagging fortunes and these included Scottish ocean sailor Emma Richards as helmsman / trimmer.
  • The show has transfixed practically every TV-watcher since it was first broadcast thanks to Tarrant's skilful helmsmanship.
  • The helmsman drowsed against the binnacle with the wheel clamped in the friction brake as the galleass drifted under the limp billows of her staysails. Stormwarden
  • The hooker needed no looking after in such weather as this, and the only individual, beside ourselves, abaft the mainmast was the helmsman. The Castaways
  • Jacko was found guilty of these two charges by the steward and helmsman, (whose pipe Jacko had also committed to the waters of the Scaggerack,) and ordered to the mast-head; and there he remained for three hours sitting close to the jaws of the gaff, and chattering, without cessation, his annoyances to the gaff halliard blocks. A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden 2nd edition
  • They had a good race, and Pilgrim, helmed by Graham Tullet, the fleet's youngest helmsman, recorded its first win.
  • He was not only an outstanding helmsman, but also a designer, boat builder, sail maker and rigging specialist par excellence.
  • Mount the radar display at the helm of the boat, in clear view and within easy reach of the helmsman.
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