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post captain

noun

  1. history (formerly) a naval officer holding a commission as a captain, as distinct from an officer with the courtesy title of captain


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I shall never be a post-captain—never command a ship—my last battle is fought.

On his return, he was promoted to the rank of post-captain, and appointed one of the captains of Greenwich hospital.

His spirited conduct was, however, so much approved of by the nation, that he was promoted at once to the rank of post-captain.

I don't think it will be better when I am a post-captain myself!

He had the pleasure of giving Decatur, then a post captain, the temporary command of the Constitution.

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