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Noun: bo's'n  bow-sun
  1. A petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen
    - boatswain, bos'n, bosun, bo'sun

Derived forms: bos'ns, bo's'ns

Type of: gob [US], Jack, Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, tar

Encyclopedia: Bo's'n