- In a ship's boat, the helmsman given charge of the boat's crew.
- In a rowing crew, the member who steers the shell and coordinates the power and rhythm of the rowers.
- (archaic) The second or third mate of a vessel, in charge of the master's barge.
- Naval A rank or position.<ol type="A"><li>Canadian Navy Coxswain (or Capitaine d'Armes) is the senior non-commissioned officer aboard a ship</li><li>British Royal Navy Cadets Cadet Coxswain is the highest normal rank which may be achieved.</li></ol>
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for coxswain for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.
Full Definition of coxswain