boat, 船。swain, 少年。见coxswain, 舵手。
- boatswain (n.)
- mid-15c., from late Old English batswegen, from bat "boat" (see boat (n.)) + Old Norse sveinn "boy" (see swain). Phonetic spelling bo'sun/bosun is attested from 1840.
BOATSWAIN. The warrant officer who in the old Navy was responsible for all the gear that set the ship in motion and all the tackle that kept her at rest. [Sir Geoffrey Callender, "Sea Passages," 1943]
- 1. The head of Job Anderson , the boatswain, appeared at the middle loophole.
- 水手长 乔伯 -安德森的脑袋出现在了中间那个枪眼里.
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- 2. Boatswain's and carpenter's tools over and above the Builder's standard.
- 3. We thought the boatswain a brute, and, practically, told him so.
- 我们认为这个水手长是个残忍的家伙, 并几乎对他直言相告了.
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