helmsman helmsman  /ˈhɛlmz ˌmæn/


  • (n) the person who steers a ship



  1. Though he was once regarded as a topflight Marblehead helmsman, Hunt now does most of his sailing on a designer's drawing board.
  2. A gray-haired man teases the pirate king for leaving his helmsman to guard the speedboat.
  3. As helmsman of the new chain, Buster May will need all his selling skill to outrace his rivals.


  1. Oracle Leads High-Speed Hi-Tech on the Open Seas

    July 1 (Bloomberg) -- Oracle Team USA Helmsman James Spithill and America's Cup Event Authority CEO discuss Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's "America's Cup" vison on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Steering error sunk the Titanic 100 years ago - SEE VIDEO

    A new book claims that the Titanic had plenty of time to dodge out of the way of the fatal iceberg but the collision was down to a helmsman who turned the ship the wrong way.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Irish Central

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  1. "The vote was to pick the helmsman for the local administration," Yanagisawa said. "As for me, I will fulfill the duties I have been given."
    on Feb 4, 2007 By: Hakuo Yanagisawa Source: Forbes

  2. The writer Jean-Marie Laclavetine replied to this in the same newspaper on 6 February: "Your youth was devoted to horrible idols (the Great Helmsman, Mao Zedong) but your past aberrations haven't stopped you pretending to educate the people. Like...
    on Apr 16, 2007 By: Jean-Paul Sartre Source: Open Democracy

  3. "George [Takei]'s Sulu was a veteran, and he was always in control of the ship," Cho told reporters in a group interview in Los Angeles last week. "And ...... since this is his first mission, he's thrust into the position of helmsman by...
    on Mar 10, 2009 By: John Cho Source: TrekWeb.com

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