field captain

  1. a member of a team taking active part in a game who is authorized to make decisions for the team, especially in regard to planning plays, deciding whether to accept penalties called by an official against the opponents, etc.

Words Nearby field captain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use field captain in a sentence

  • Hugh had been told by Mr. Leonard that he was to be the field captain of the Scranton High team.

    The Chums of Scranton High | Donald Ferguson
  • As Hugh had been made field captain, he would have charge of the playing to a considerable extent.

    The Chums of Scranton High | Donald Ferguson
  • The trust field captain saw them as they crossed the lobby to the elevator and again marked the little evidences of familiarity.

    The Real Man | Francis Lynde
  • Larry, who was field captain, shouted to Burkett to take the ball.

  • The field captain of the said forts shall receive an annual pay of one hundred and fifty pesos, without anything else.

British Dictionary definitions for field captain

field captain

  1. the senior official at an archery meeting, responsible for safety

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