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El Capitan

[el kap-i-tan]
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noun
  1. a mountain in E California, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains: precipice that rises over 3300 feet (1000 meters) above Yosemite Valley.
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Examples from the Web for capitan

Historical Examples

  • The new American capitan said he was a man of value, and the lad was right.

    The Treasure Trail

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • You are capitan under my general, so this goes to you for the people of the girl he had a heart for.

    The Treasure Trail

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • He called you capitan and said the Deliverer had made you an officer; how about it?

    The Treasure Trail

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • On the 25th the Capitan Pasha, with 6000 men, arrived in the bay, and landed and encamped.

    At Aboukir and Acre

    George Alfred Henty

  • Would the Capitan take charge of these things and deliver them?

    Bamboo Tales

    Ira L. Reeves


British Dictionary definitions for capitan

El Capitan

noun
  1. a mountain in E central California, in the Sierra Nevada: a monolith with a precipice rising over 1100 m (3600 ft) above the floor of the Yosemite Valley. Height: 2306 m (7564 ft)
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