Steersman Steers"man (st[=e]rz"man), n.; pl. {Steersmen} (st[=e]rz"men). [Steer a rudder + man: cf. AS. ste['o]rmann.] One who steers; the helmsman of a vessel. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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