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sea captain

the master of a seagoing vessel.
Origin of sea captain
1605-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • About five minutes before local noon the sea captain goes to the bridge with sextant in hand.

    My Attainment of the Pole Frederick A. Cook
  • At the first glimpse I knew that he was no more a sea captain than the pilot was a pilot.

  • Looks like a seafaring man, a sea captain, I should say—but he won't give his name.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "Fog, as you know, is the dread of every sea captain," said Mr. Cutting.

    Some Naval Yarns Mordaunt Hall
  • Baibars himself, after Daoud returned to Manfred, had arranged for a bribed Genoese sea captain to smuggle it to him.

  • "I'm not guilty, if that is what you mean," the sea captain answered.

    Carl and the Cotton Gin Sara Ware Bassett
  • Many years ago a sea captain returned to his home in the north of Scotland, after sailing the sea for a long time.

    The Wonders of the Jungle Prince Sarath Ghosh
  • I hear that her late husband was a fine fellow, a sea captain.

    The Story of a Country Town Edgar Watson Howe
  • It is probable that some sea captain, or pirate, was attracted by the beauty of the young princess, and carried her off.

    The Student's Mythology Catherine Ann White
British Dictionary definitions for sea captain

sea captain

the master of a ship, usually a merchant ship
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