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captain Idioms & Phrases


bell captain

  • noun the supervisor of bellboys in a hotel
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captain bligh

  • noun British admiral; was captain of the H.M.S. Bounty in 1789 when part of the crew mutinied and set him afloat in an open boat; a few weeks later he arrived safely in Timor 4,000 miles away (1754-1817)
    William Bligh; Bligh.
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captain bob

  • noun United States explorer who accompanied Peary's expedition to the North Pole and who led many other Arctic trips (1875-1946)
    Bartlett; Robert Abram Bartlett; Robert Bartlett.
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captain cook

  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Cook; Captain Cook; James Cook.
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Captain general

  • . (a) The commander in chief of an army or armies, or of the militia. (b) The Spanish governor of Cuba and its dependent islands.
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captain hicks

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
    sixer; sestet; hexad; sise; VI; six; sextet; half a dozen; 6; sextuplet.
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captain horatio hornblower

  • noun a fictional English admiral during the Napoleonic Wars in novels written by C. S. Forester
    Horatio Hornblower.
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captain james cook

  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Cook; Captain Cook; James Cook.
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captain john smith

  • noun English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631)
    John Smith; Smith.
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captain kidd

  • noun Scottish sea captain who was hired to protect British shipping in the Indian Ocean and then was accused of piracy and hanged (1645-1701)
    William Kidd; Kidd.
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Captain lieutenant

  • a lieutenant with the rank and duties of captain but with a lieutenant's pay, as in the first company of an English regiment.
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captain's chair

  • noun a wooden armchair with a saddle seat and a low back that has vertical spindles
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flag captain

  • noun the captain of a flagship
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Flag captain, Flag leutenant

  • etc., special officers attached to the flagship, as aids to the flag officer.
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Fleet captain

  • the senior aid of the admiral of a fleet, when a captain.
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group captain

  • noun a commissioned officer (especially one in the Royal Air Force) equivalent in rank to a colonel in the army
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Led captain

  • . An obsequious follower or attendant. Obs. Swift.
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police captain

  • noun a policeman in charge of a precinct
    police chief; captain.
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post-captain

Post"-cap`tain noun
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  1. A captain of a war vessel whose name appeared, or was "posted," in the seniority list of the British navy, as distinguished from a commander whose name was not so posted. The term was also used in the United States navy; but no such commission as post-captain was ever recognized in either service, and the term has fallen into disuse.
Webster 1913

sea captain

  • noun an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
    captain; master; skipper.
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Sea" cap"tain
Definitions
  1. The captain of a vessel that sails upon the sea.
Webster 1913