- an official in charge of the harbor activities of a seaport.
- marine superintendent.
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Examples from the Web for port captain
The port-captain's boat led, and we had no choice but to follow.
The port-captain was roving his eye over the group of us who stood on the after-deck.
But here for us it might have been that the port-captain's boat was waiting.
"Oh, I saw Dason's head on your beak," said the port-captain.
The port-captain went into the little hutch of a cabin with a white face.