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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...
- Jacqueline Boatswain (sometimes credited as Jacqui Boatswain) (born 22nd June 1962) is an English actress. She is best known for playing headmistress...
- Boatswain is the seniormost rate of the deck department. Boatswain or bosun may also refer to: Boatswain's mate (United States Navy), a job classification...
- The National Boatswain is the leading youth member of Sea Scouts program of the Boy Scouts of America. The National Boatswain is a member of the National...
- 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...
- Jamille Boatswain (born 30 September 1993) is a Trinidian footballer who plays as a striker for Honduran side Honduras Progreso and the Trinidad and Tobago...
- Boatswain Bird can refer to: Another name for the red-billed tropicbird Boatswain Bird Island, a small uninhabited island nature reserve, home to many...
- The boatswain's mate is a position in the United States Coast Guard. A boatswain's mate is a versatile role, with those holding the role expected to be...
- 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...