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bell captain

noun

  1. a hotel employee who supervises the work of bellhops.


bell captain

noun

  1. another name for captain


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bell captain1

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30
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Example Sentences

As he awaited the elevator, he was approached by the bell-captain.

The nature of the bell-captain's special problem sounded interesting, but the details confused Sextus.

A few of them knew that Pete was the bell-captain in one of the big midtown hotels.

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