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boatswain

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Warfare and Defence.

(pron. bo'sun), in the Royal Navy the officer, or warrant officer, in charge of all work on deck which is done under the general supervision of the officer of the deck or the executive...

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boatswain

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Warfare and Defence.

(pron. bo'sun), in the Royal Navy the officer, or warrant officer, in charge of all work on deck which is done under the general supervision of the officer of the deck or the executive...

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Boatswain

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

He rebukes the courtiers for interfering with his attempts to save his ship, The Tempest 1.1.

Anne Button

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boatswain

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 17 words.

is now generally pronounced boh-suhn regardless of whether it is spelt this way or as bosun.

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boatswain

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 19 words.

The originally nautical pronunciation /ˈbәʊsәn/ is now general whether the word is written in full or as bosun.

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boatswain

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 21 words.

(= a ship's officer in charge of the hull) is pronounced /boh-sәn/. ✳Bosun, ✳bo's’n, ✳bos’n

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boatswain

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 211 words.

• Masson • flaxen, Jackson, klaxon, Sachsen, Saxon, waxen • Samson • Branson, Jansen, Manson, Nansen • arson

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boatswain

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 211 words.

• Masson • flaxen, Jackson, klaxon, Sachsen, Saxon, waxen • Samson • Branson, Jansen, Manson, Nansen • arson

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boatswain

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 17 words.

is now generally pronounced boh-sǝn regardless of whether it is spelt this way or as bosun.

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Boatswain

in The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 20 words.

He rebukes the courtiers for interfering with his attempts to save his ship, The Tempest 1.1.

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Boatswain

in The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 19 words.

He rebukes the courtiers for interfering with his attempts to save his ship, The Tempest 1.1.

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