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El Capitan

[el kap-i-tan] /ɛl ˌkæp ɪˈtæn/
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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  • 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
  • At the head of their communal government were the usual three officers,—the gobernador, the capitan de la guerra, and the cacique.

  • “And now, capitan—one favour,” continued the voice, in a trembling tone.

    The Rifle Rangers Captain Mayne Reid
  • But what Indian woman would have so superb a collie as capitan?

    Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Baba followed, and capitan; and there was no trail to show where they had left the road.

    Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson
  • capitan, too, bounded after Alessandro, and did not return at her call.

    Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for capitan

El Capitan

/ɛl ˌkapɪˈtæn/
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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