Definition of bell captain in English:

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bell captain

Pronunciation: /bel ˈkaptən/


North American
The supervisor of a group of bellboys.
Example sentences
  • ‘Certainly’ she replied, ‘just bring them to the bell captain, and he'll handle this for you.’
  • You can see hotel bell captains and taxi drivers on the green.
  • He remembers the white marble counter that he stood behind as the hotel's night bell captain for three years at the height of the Roaring Twenties.

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Syllabification: bell cap·tain

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