bosun [boh-suh n] ExamplesWord Origin noun
Origin of bosun First recorded in 1865–70 Examples from the Web for bosun Historical Examples of bosun
Get a brick out of the galley, and I’ll make you a bosun without pay.
“Hah, look at that, bosun,” cried the carpenter triumphantly.
George Manville Fenn
Other faces appeared: Bevans, the steward, and Prass, the bosun.
George Allan England
The bosun came up again and reported thirty miles from noon.
Bosun, if you want it, you can have it, but I tell you straight you got to help me get this ship clean.
British Dictionary definitions for bosun bosun noun
- nautical a variant spelling of boatswain