The person who steers and commands a racing shell or other small watercraft in competitive rowing.
The word 'coxswain' is derived from the middle dutch word 'kok' meaning 'cook' and 'svin' meaning 'pig', referring to a person who steers a ship. it refers to the person in charge of steering and commanding a racing shell or other small watercraft.
- The coxswain is an essential member of the crew, responsible for steering the boat.
- The coxswain's voice could be heard giving orders and encouraging the rowers.
- The coxswain's precise steering and quick decision-making helped the crew win the race.
- The coxswain's experience and leadership skills were vital to the success of the crew.
- The coxswain's job requires a unique combination of technical knowledge and interpersonal skills.