staff captain



a person who assists the master of a large ocean passenger vessel, being especially responsible for safety apparatus, fire and lifeboat drills, etc.

Origin of staff captain

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for staff captain

Historical Examples of staff captain

  • The staff-captain did not understand these subtleties, shook his head, and smiled slyly.

    A Hero of Our Time

    M. Y. Lermontov

  • I asked the staff-captain, seizing him by the arm, and involuntarily rejoicing.

    A Hero of Our Time

    M. Y. Lermontov

  • "I know that, my friend, I know that without your telling me," said the staff-captain.

    A Hero of Our Time

    M. Y. Lermontov

  • I wish I were a staff-captain instead of a bloody lootenant.

  • Not one of us has any money, and we are all in debt to that staff-captain whom you saw there.


    Lyof N. Tolsto