bosun [boh-suh n] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. boatswain.

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.

    The Grain Ship

    Morgan Robertson

  • “Hah, look at that, bosun,” cried the carpenter triumphantly.

    Fitz the Filibuster

    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.


    William McFee

  • Bosun, if you want it, you can have it, but I tell you straight you got to help me get this ship clean.


    William McFee

  • British Dictionary definitions for bosun bosun noun

    1. nautical a variant spelling of boatswain
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