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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. 2016.
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  • 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
  • Vivian went next day to the address which the sea-captain had given him; and he took with him his secretary, Mr. Fane.

    Under False Pretences Adeline Sergeant
  • My father was a sea-captain; my grandfather was a sea-captain; my great-grandfather had been a marine.

    The Coral Island R.M. Ballantyne
  • His father, a sea-captain, died on a voyage when the lad was four years old.

    The Short-story William Patterson Atkinson
  • Otherwise he could have been a sea-captain, a soldier, or an explorer in far-away countries.

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

  • She was the widow of a sea-captain and had been abroad most of her life.

  • My father was a sea-captain, and when I was a girl carried me with him on several voyages.

    The Last Entry William Clark Russell
  • His one friend was Kristen, the eldest son of a sea-captain.

British Dictionary definitions for sea-captain

sea captain

the master of a ship, usually a merchant ship
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