The man on the left is the coxswain of the boat



  • In a ship's boat, the helmsman given charge of the boat's crew.
  • The member of a crew who steers the shell and coordinates the power and rhythm of the rowers.
  • The second or third mate of a vessel, in charge of the master's barge.


  • To act as coxswain for.


  • From Middle English cokswain; equivalent to cock#Etymology_4 + swain; hence “the master of a boat”.

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