Share this entry

post captain Line breaks: post cap|tain

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of post captain in English:

noun

historical
A Royal Navy officer holding the full rank of captain, as opposed to a commander with the courtesy title of captain.

Definition of post captain in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day haughty
Pronunciation: ˈhôdē
adjective
arrogantly superior and disdainful