[[t]ˈboʊ sən[/t]] n.
naut. navig.
Etymology: 1865–70

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • bosun — osun n. a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen; a contraction of {boatswain}. [Also spelled {bo sun}.] Syn: boatswain, bos n, bo s n, bo sun, boson. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bosun — [bō′sən] n. phonetic sp. of BOATSWAIN …   English World dictionary

  • bosun — UK [ˈbəʊs(ə)n] / US [ˈboʊs(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms bosun : singular bosun plural bosuns an officer on a ship whose job is to look after the ship s equipment …   English dictionary

  • bosun — boson o son (b[=o] s n), n. See {Boatswain}. [Obs.] [Also spelled {bosun}.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bosun — [[t]bo͟ʊs(ə)n[/t]] bosuns N COUNT: oft the N The bosun on a ship is the officer whose job it is to look after the ship and its equipment …   English dictionary

  • Bosun's chair — alone.Some bosun s chairs consist of little more than a short plank and a suitable set of ropes to suspend it from; these are usually used with a separate harness in case the user should slip off the plank. Other bosun s chairs, particularly the… …   Wikipedia

  • Bosun Ayeni — Infobox Football biography playername = Bosun Ayeni height = height|m=1.78 dateofbirth = birth date and age|1978|11|8 cityofbirth = Lagos countryofbirth = Nigeria currentclub = Free agent clubnumber = position = Midfielder years = 199? 1998 1998… …   Wikipedia

  • Bosun (dinghy) — Infobox Sailboat Specifications numberofcrew =2 4 loa= 4.27m 14 ft 0 in lwl= beam= 1.68 m ft in draft= 1.37m hull=168 kg lb mainsailandjib= 10.27 m2 mastheight= mainsail= jib= spinnaker= dpn= phrf= portsmouth= updated= currentoly=… …   Wikipedia

  • bosun's chair — noun a seat consisting of a board and a rope; used while working aloft or over the side of a ship • Syn: ↑boatswain s chair • Hypernyms: ↑seat * * * bosun s chair, = boatswain s chair. (Cf. ↑boatswain s chair) …   Useful english dictionary

  • bosun — also bos n or bo s n or bo sun variant of boatswain …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bosun — /boh seuhn/, n. boatswain. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

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