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bell captain

a hotel employee who supervises the work of bellhops.
Origin of bell captain
1925-30, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As he awaited the elevator, he was approached by the bell-captain.

    Forsyte's Retreat Winston Marks
  • The nature of the bell-captain's special problem sounded interesting, but the details confused Sextus.

    Forsyte's Retreat Winston Marks
  • A few of them knew that Pete was the bell-captain in one of the big midtown hotels.

    A World by the Tale Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for bell-captain

bell captain

(US & Canadian) another name for captain (sense 9)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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