follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

staff captain

noun
1.
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
1865-1870
1865-70
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for staff captain
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Immediately after the outbreak of war I found him hurrying through the Horse Guards in a staff captain's uniform.

    Sonia Between two Worlds Stephen McKenna
  • "I did not expect this of you," said the staff captain seriously and severely.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • He answered the staff captain's question by a disapproving shake of his head.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • The staff captain gave him the job because he was a sea cook.

  • The staff captain on his broad-backed, steady mare came at a walk to meet him.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • "The padre was right—it must be a fireguard, after all," said the staff captain.

  • The staff captain lost his way several times running, and I confess my heart rejoiced thereat.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
  • On returning to the dug-out I saw the staff captain ferociously digging with a mess-tin.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
  • The staff captain, Kirsten, had twice been reduced to the ranks for affairs of honor and had twice regained his commission.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for staff captain

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for staff

11
11
Scrabble Words With Friends