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sea captain

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noun
  1. the master of a seagoing vessel.
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Origin of sea captain

First recorded in 1605–15
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Examples from the Web for sea captain

Historical Examples

  • The woman he had seen was the wife of the sea-captain Le Maître.

    The Mermaid

    Lily Dougall

  • Where are the black swans that a sea-captain brought to Lady Hunter?

    Deerbrook

    Harriet Martineau

  • Her husband was a sea-captain, and she always went on his sea-voyages with him.

  • The Fan, ii, 4abcb, 12: A sea-captain and a lieutenant woo a lady.

  • The English sea-captain said nothing, but the color rose in his cheeks.


British Dictionary definitions for sea captain

sea captain

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