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Definition of boatswain

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Jager Ja"ger, n. [G. j["a]ger a hunter, a sportsman. Cf. Yager.] [Written also jaeger.] 1. (Mil.) A sharpshooter. See Yager. 2. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of gull of the genus Stercorarius. Three species occur on the Atlantic coast. The jagers pursue other species of gulls and force them to disgorge their prey. The two middle tail feathers are usually decidedly longer than the rest. Called also boatswain, and marline-spike bird. The name is also applied to the skua, or Arctic gull (Megalestris skua).
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Skua Sku"a, n. [Icel. sk?fr, sk?mr.] (Zo["o]l.) Any jager gull; especially, the Megalestris skua; -- called also boatswain.
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Tropic Trop"ic, a. Of or pertaining to the tropics; tropical. Tropic bird (Zo["o]l.), any one of three species of oceanic belonging to the genus Pha["e]thon, found chiefly in tropical seas. They are mostly white, and have two central tail feathers very long and slender. The yellow-billed tropic bird. Pha["e]thon flavirostris (called also boatswain), is found on the Atlantic coast of America, and is common at the Bermudas, where it breeds.

Meaning of boatswain from wikipedia

- A boatswain (/ˈboʊsən/ BOH-sən, formerly and dialectally also /ˈboʊtsweɪn/ BOHT-swayn), bo's'n, bos'n, or bosun, also known as a Petty Officer, deck boss...
- The United States Navy occupational rating of boatswain's mate (abbreviated as BM) is a designation given by the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) to...
- Boatswain is the seniormost rate of the deck department. Boatswain or bosun may also refer to: Boatswain's mate (United States Navy), a job cl****ification...
- Jacqueline Boatswain is an English actress. She is best known for playing headmistress Mrs B****inger in the long-running BBC school drama, Grange Hill...
- Boatswain Bird can refer to: Another name for the red-billed tropicbird Boatswain Bird Island, a small uninhabited island nature reserve, home to many...
- A boatswain's mate is a petty officer ****isting the boatswain aboard ship. Specifically, boatswain's mate may refer to: Boatswain's mate (United States...
- Harry Boatswain (June 26, 1969–August 8, 2005) was a professional American football player who pla**** Offensive Tackle for five seasons for the San Francisco...
- A boatswain's call, pipe or bosun's whistle is a pipe or a non-diaphragm type whistle used on naval ships by a boatswain. It is pronounced, and sometimes...
- versatile member of the Coast Guard's operational team is the boatswain's mate (BM). Boatswain's mates are masters of seamanship. BMs are capable of performing...
- written in 1808 in honour of his Newfoundland dog, Boatswain, who had just died of rabies. When Boatswain contracted the disease, Byron reportedly nursed...
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