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captain US English

The person in command of a ship

captain US Thesaurus

the ship's captain

sea captain US English

A person who commands a ship, especially a merchant ship

bell captain US English

The supervisor of a group of bellboys

flag captain US English

The captain of a flagship

group captain US English

A rank of officer in the RAF, above wing commander and below air commodore

post captain US English

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

Captain Cooker US English

A wild boar

captain general US English

An honorary rank of senior officer in the British army, most commonly in an artillery regiment

captain's chair US English

A wooden chair with a row of vertical spindles supporting a bar that forms the back and armrests

captain's table US English

(On a ship) the dining table presided over by the captain, at which high-ranking crew members or invited guests may also sit

Cook, James US English

(1728–79), English explorer; known as Captain Cook. On his first expedition to the Pacific 1768–71, he charted the coasts of New Zealand and New Guinea and explored the east coast of Australia, claiming it for Britain. He made two more voyages to the Pacific before being killed in a skirmish with the Hawaiians

Kidd, William US English

(1645–1701), Scottish pirate; known as Captain Kidd. In 1699, he went to Boston in the hope of obtaining a pardon, but was arrested and later hanged in London

Marryat, Frederick US English

(1792–1848), English novelist and naval officer; known as Captain Marryat. Notable works: Peter Simple (1833), Mr. Midshipman Easy (1836), The Children of the New Forest (1847)

Savery, Thomas US English

(Circa 1650–1715), English engineer; known as Captain Savery. He patented an early steam engine that was later developed by Thomas Newcomen

Captain Cook in Cook, James US English

(1728–79), English explorer; known as Captain Cook. On his first expedition to the Pacific 1768–71, he charted the coasts of New Zealand and New Guinea and explored the east coast of Australia, claiming it for Britain. He made two more voyages to the Pacific before being killed in a skirmish with the Hawaiians

Captain Kidd in Kidd, William US English

(1645–1701), Scottish pirate; known as Captain Kidd. In 1699, he went to Boston in the hope of obtaining a pardon, but was arrested and later hanged in London

Captain Marryat in Marryat, Frederick US English

(1792–1848), English novelist and naval officer; known as Captain Marryat. Notable works: Peter Simple (1833), Mr. Midshipman Easy (1836), The Children of the New Forest (1847)

Captain Savery in Savery, Thomas US English

(Circa 1650–1715), English engineer; known as Captain Savery. He patented an early steam engine that was later developed by Thomas Newcomen

Captain James Cook in Cook Strait US English

The strait that separates North and South islands of New Zealand. It was named after Captain James Cook, who visited it in 1770