captain of industry


the head of a large business firm, especially of an industrial complex.

Nearby words

  1. capsulotomy,
  2. capt.,
  3. captain,
  4. captain cooker,
  5. captain jack,
  6. captain's bed,
  7. captain's biscuit,
  8. captain's chair,
  9. captain's mast,
  10. captaincy

Origin of captain of industry

First recorded in 1835–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019