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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Cockswain  \Cock"swain\  (?,  colloq.  ?),  n.  [Cock  a  boat  +  swain; 
  hence  the  master  of  a  boat.] 
  The  steersman  of  a  boat;  a  petty  officer  who  has  charge  of  a 
  boat  and  its  crew.