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

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

    A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov
  • The first soldier the staff-captain questioned reassured him.

    The War Romance of the Salvation Army Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill
  • The staff-captain did not understand these subtleties, shook his head, and smiled slyly.

    A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov
  • His elder brother had entered the same service as his father, the other brother was a staff-captain of engineers.

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

    Soldiers Three, Part II. Rudyard Kipling
  • One of the things we need on this ship is a staff-captain, to take over the management of the personnel.

    Where the Blue Begins Christopher Morley
  • “She lives near my quarters; she is the daughter of a sailor,” replied the staff-captain.

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

    A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov
  • “We are going to stay here if you will have us,” said the staff-captain.

    The War Romance of the Salvation Army Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill

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