Definitions for "bosun"
Keywords:  boatswain, seamen, sails, hull, rigging
a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen; a contraction of boatswain.
Or boatswain. The officer who was in charge of the hull and sails.
Reporting to the vessel's chief officer, the bosun supervises the able seamen and the ordinary seamen. Synonym: boatswain.
Keywords:  mate, people, places
People Bosun's Mate People , Places