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port captain

noun Nautical.
  1. an official in charge of the harbor activities of a seaport.
  2. marine superintendent.
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Historical Examples

  • The port-captain's boat led, and we had no choice but to follow.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

  • The port-captain was roving his eye over the group of us who stood on the after-deck.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

  • But here for us it might have been that the port-captain's boat was waiting.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

  • "Oh, I saw Dason's head on your beak," said the port-captain.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

  • The port-captain went into the little hutch of a cabin with a white face.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne