Definition of post captain in English:

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post captain

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A Royal Navy officer holding the full rank of captain, as opposed to a commander with the courtesy title of captain.
Example sentences
  • I can't resist pointing out that a master and commander would never captain a frigate, and quite properly the film has Aubrey wearing the two epaulettes of a post captain.
  • He had made post captain when he was only twenty-three years old, not an unheard of feet, but he had been young enough to be hailed as one of the most promising officers in the King's service.

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