sea captain

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  1. the master of a seagoing vessel.

Origin of sea captain

First recorded in 1605–15

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

How to use sea captain in a sentence

  • He had been a sea-captain for many years, and was a man of considerable experience.

  • Just then a sea captain came up to me, and, pretending to know me, told me he would fetch me to my father.

    Duffels | Edward Eggleston
  • D—n me if I don't wish you had knocked that sea captain's teeth into his throat, and his brains with them.

    Richard Carvel, Complete | Winston Churchill

British Dictionary definitions for sea captain

sea captain

  1. the master of a ship, usually a merchant ship

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