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Pronunciation: (bō'sun; spelling pron. bōt'swān"), [key]
n.
a warrant officer on a warship, or a petty officer on a merchant vessel, in charge of rigging, anchors, cables, etc. Also,bo's'n,bosun.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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